In September 2001, at the 30th Literary Studies and Theory Conference in Krasiczyn, as the Twin Towers were collapsing in New York, Janusz Sławiński was answering a question asked by one of the panelists. The question was: “What is left of structuralism?” Sławiński’s answer was unequivocal: versology. (...)


Enjambment and versification (a side note to works by Giorgio Agamben and Adam Kulawik)

Arkadiusz Sylwester Mastalski


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The paper discusses two twentieth-century theoretical-literary concepts regarding broadly understood versology, pioneering expressions of new way of thinking of versification based on enjambment (i.e., the continuation of a sentence without a pause beyond the end of a line, couplet, or stanza) rather than on meter. (...)

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Slave to the rhythm? The many different definitions of rhythm

Adam Dziadek


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This essay discusses different definitions of rhythm. The author thoroughly reviews the different definitions and approaches to rhythm in Polish and foreign-language (especially French and English) theoretical texts. (...)

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