A b s t r a k t
The article discusses Wiek Teorii [The Age of Theory] (a monograph and an anthology) as a unique comprehensive look at Polish literary studies. The author points out that the book edited by Danuta Ulicka is a major contribution to the humanities and social sciences. The team of literary scholars not only structures twentieth-century literary studies but also problematizes the notion of constructing knowledge. The monograph and the two-volume anthology present the history of Polish literary studies in a critical manner and both volumes complement one another. Interestingly, the monograph and the anthology refer to two different cognitive paradigms. The monograph refers to positivist science and the anthology refers to the relativistic concept of knowledge.