Introduction: Literature: text and social communication (Marek Pąkciński)
Introduction to the Inscription issue titled Inscription. An anthology 1, presents the history of this journal, founded in 1994 by a group of literary scholars and editors of literature from the Enlightenment and later epochs, gathered around Prof. Janusz Maciejewski (years of life: 1930−2011) and working at the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences and at the Warsaw University. A significant number of these researchers joined then the editorial office and the Scientific Council of Inscription. Then the concept of ‘occasional and applied literature’, created by the Professor and developed by him − combining philological diligence and editorial accuracy with the awareness that literature is a form of social communication and should be interpreted in close connection with important historical events and changes in social consciousness − was presented here. Then, the subjects of the subsequent issues of the yearbook throughout its uninterrupted existence (1994-2022) were briefly discussed. In the second part of the text, the author focused on the introductory presentation of particular articles that were included in Inscription. An anthology 1 and presented the principles of their selection from a large number of dissertations, so far published in the journal (there were 535 of them in total).