On the present condition of literary studies and its certain advantages

Ryszard Nycz


The text is a brief description of the present condition and rank of literary studies in the context of historical evolution of its role and changing characteristics of its subject – literature. The author, inspired by revealing remarks of Th. W. Adorno, believes that the current position of literary studies in contemporary humanities, culture and society depends to a large extent on the perspectives for creating transdisciplinary textual science (bearing in mind that the prototype example of text is a literary text).


literary studies; humanities; education; text; literature

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