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This essay attempts to define “the new” as a poetological term. The new is discussed in relation to Stefan Morawski’s seminal study Perypetie problematyki nowości w dziejach myśli estetycznej [The history of the new in the history of aesthetic thought], the so-called quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns, and selected approaches to the concept in relation to avant-garde art. (...)
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An interdisciplinary analytical study devoted to key issues of the poetics of the internet meme; one of the most popular genres of contemporary iconosphere and audiosphere. (...)
A term in literary theory by which one might determine the external connections between the stories comprising the given cycle. In A Dictionary of Literary Terms (Słownik terminów literackich), edited by Janusz Sławiński, under the cycle and its related terms, we find the following definitions:
Novel sequence – a form of literary cycle: a series of novels tied together into an overarching whole by means of a compositional frame that embraces them all (e.g. (...)
– (incisiveness). In what follows, this category is applied to a small fragment of a literary text: an expression or a single sentence. Though “aptness” (of expression) indicates a perhaps rather elusive, but relatively uncomplicated property of linguistic organization of a small fragment of a literary text, this essay deals with a broader problem, less specific, for which this term has been chosen “for lack of a better one” – its meaning comes closest to the range of poetological phenomena to be discussed here, although its dictionary definition does not encapsulate all aspects of the problem in an obvious way. (...)
Precz mi z Febem! – Febus żak,
Precz z harmonią, czczy to dym!
Wiwat modnych wieszczów smak,
Wiwat podkasany rym!
(Down with Phoebus! – Phoebus the schoolboy,
Down with harmony, it’s vain smoke!
Long live the taste of trendy bards,
Long live frivolous rhyme!)
Thus wrote Stanisław Okraszewski, a poet of the late Enlightenment, mocking the jarring one-syllable consonances he is referring to. (...)