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The Bakhtin Reader : Selected Writings of Bakhtin, Medvedev, Voloshinov - Pam Morris

The Bakhtin Reader

Selected Writings of Bakhtin, Medvedev, Voloshinov

Paperback Published: 15th February 1995
ISBN: 9780340592670
Number Of Pages: 272

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The innovative thinking associated with the name of Mikhail Bakhtin offers new approaches across a wide range of current theoretical concerns. At the centre of the work is an account of language that unites rigorous semiotic analysis with an emphasis upon discourse as fundamentally social: as "dialogic". This key concept combines theoretical accessibility with the potential to generate new thinking in such diverse fields as linguistics, feminist and Marxist studies, anthropology, reader-response, cultural and postcolonial studies, and aesthetics. This reader offers a comprehensive introduction to the main works. The extracts included have been selected to provide a full sense of the four major areas of thought: discourse, novelistic form, literature and ideology, and carnival. Each extract is prefaced with an explanatory introduction to contextualize it within the general body of ideas and to clarify its main points.

Dialogic Discourse - Critique of Saussurian Linguistics
Critique of Freudianism
Language as Dialogic Interaction
Reported Speech as Index of Social Change
Social Heteroglossia
Speech Genres
The Heteroglot Novel - Dostoevsky's Polyphonic Novel: A Plurality of Consciousnesses
The Dialogic Idea as Novelistic Image
Double-Voiced Discourse in Dostoevsky
The Heteroglot Novel
Literature as Ideological Form - Literature as Ideological Form
Critique of Formalism
Constructing a Sociological Poetics
Genres as Ideological Forms
Aesthetic Visualizing of Time/Space: The Chronotope
The Serio-Comical Tradition of the Menippea
Carnival Ambivalence - Folk Humour and Carnival Laughter
Carnival Ambivalence: Laughter, Praise and Abuse
The Banquet, the Body and the Underworld
A Glossary of Key Terms
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780340592670
ISBN-10: 0340592672
Series: Hodder Arnold Publication
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 15th February 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 15.49 x 23.11  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1