Until rather recently, scholarship reckoning with the history of literary forms has been on the retreat. Few disciples have surfaced to carry on the long-dormant work of literary genealogists as well as structuralists’ more recent histories of literature as a set of artistic forms. (...)

A Second Glance at a Stylometric Map of Polish Literature


A first glance at how stylometric statistics of frequently used words can lay out on one plain a map of Polish letters was put forth several years ago in a text with precisely that title.1 In 2014, 500 Polish books seemed to be a substantial selection of texts. (...)

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Critical Constellations

The concept of the “constellation”, applied to literary and cultural studies[1] broadly construed, describes the relations that link ideas to things. In this context, the idiosyncrasies of things push back against universal tendencies assigned by ideas.

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