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Academic Journal of Modern Philology

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post-secular studies   engaged poetry   social inequalities   class inequalities   contemporary Polish poetry


Academic Journal of Modern Philology is a scientific journal oriented towards interdisciplinary studies. AJMP has been included in the register of journals published by The Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education with 70 points awarded. The journal seeks original articles on linguistics with special focus on comparative studies, anthropological linguistics, science of cognition, social communication and literary studies. Since the founding of the journal in 2012, it has been our goal to foster the development of linguistic studies through an open exchange of ideas, while maintaining the highest standards of academic publishing. Contributions are subject to a double-blind peer reviews for authenticity, ethical issues and usefulness. The reviewing procedure is supervised by the International Advisory Board. The articles are published mainly in English, German, French and Polish. Academic Journal of Modern Philology is an open access journal published annually by the Committee for Philology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Wrocław Branch and the College for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Wrocław.


This article aims to analyse the motives, language, and religious figures in the poems of Szczepan Kopyt whichdeal with the issues of social inequality, systemic violence, and the unequal distribution of goods. The authorsuggests/posits that post-secular rhetoric in modern engaged poetry aims to criticize the capitalist system based oneconomic differences and to consolidate social structures, exposing the principles according to which violence islegitimized within neoliberal capitalism. The author shows how the poet uses the language of religion to talk aboutclass inequalities. The article discusses the most important rhetorical figures used in Szczepan Kopyt’s poems aswell as characteristics of the language of the Bible or prayer forms, highlighting threads embedded in the religiousimagination (such as the theme of salvation or the apocalypse), which – when recontextualized – constitute animportant tool for criticizing systemic inequalities.

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e-ISSN 2353-3218   ISSN 2299-7164





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College for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Wrocław