„INSCRIPTION”. PERIODICAL ON OCCASIONAL
AND APPLIED LITERATURE
The journal was established in 1994 by researchers specializing in occasional literature from the time of the Confederation of Bar, headed by Prof. Assoc. Janusz Maciejewski (chief editor 1994-2011). It was conceived as a forum for interdisciplinary discussions between historians and theorists of literature, linguists and sociologists, devoted mainly to texts on the borderline between belles-lettres and popular folk literature, the circumstances of their creation, spread and reception. The journal is published annually and contains discussions on literary phenomena, commented editions of old texts, as well as overviews of related fields of study. For the last several years the journal has been divided into uniform thematic sections in its main part entitled Dissertations and materials, and has often published papers from conferences co-organized by the Laboratory of Occasional and Consumer Literature at the Institute of Polish Literature at the Warsaw University and the Team of Research of “Third Areas” of Literature at the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Since the issue numbered XIX there are new sections: Passions and editorial and text confrontations, Varia (presents interdisciplinary materials devoted to the main theme of the issue), Reviews and discussions.
The journal in which historical, theoretical and socio-literary texts are published about writings from the borderline of belles-lettres and pop culture is edited by the Laboratory of Occasional and Consumer Literature (at the Institute of Polish Literature at the Warsaw University) and the Team of Research of “Third Areas” of Literature (at the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences).
The Issue is addressed to researchers and students from scientific and academic institutions in the country and abroad who are interested in researching manifestations of occasional and applied writings within the scope of various fields of humanities (such as literature, history, sociology, linguistics).
“Inscription” edited by our team entered the list of scientific journals maintained by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in 2009. The journal received 12 points after the evaluation process conducted by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in 2015 (pos. 1028) and 2016 (pos. 1026).
The owner of the journal are two legal entities: the Warsaw University and the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences (ruling of the Regional Court in Warsaw, 7th Civil Division, dated 21 October 2011, file no. VII RS Rej Pr 1245/11).
“Inscription” is published by IBL Publishing House since 2013 (it was published by “DiG” Publishing House until 2012).
The main version of the issue is print version. ISSN number: 1507-4153.