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Schematics and Models of Genre: Bakhtin and Soviet Satire

Robert Bird

in Persistent Forms: Explorations in Historical Poetics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823264858
eISBN:
9780823266852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264858.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter calls for a Historical Poetics that would construe and construct genre not as a schema, to which a given text may conform, but as a model of engaging with the reality, a model that would ... More


Introduction: Language and Democracy

KEN HIRSCHKOP

in Mikhail Bakhtin: An Aesthetic for Democracy

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159612
eISBN:
9780191673641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159612.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter focuses on Mikhail Bakhtin as a social critic. He wrote critically about the history of the European novel, the epistemology of the human sciences, ethics, and the philosophy of language. ... More


Persistent Forms: Explorations in Historical Poetics

Ilya Kliger and Boris Maslov (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823264858
eISBN:
9780823266852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264858.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This volume draws together an array of distinguished scholars of ancient and modern literatures to consider the ways in which historicism in literary studies can and should be construed and pursued ... More


Ethics of Reading II: Bakhtin and the Novel

Adam Zachary Newton

in To Make the Hands Impure: Art, Ethical Adventure, the Difficult and the Holy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263516
eISBN:
9780823266470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263516.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Chapter 5 examines the earliest major work of Mikhail Bakhtin, Toward a Philosophy of the Deed (1919) and an unfinished essay in aesthetic phenomenology, “Author and Hero in Aesthetic Activity” ... More


To Make the Hands Impure: Art, Ethical Adventure, the Difficult and the Holy

Adam Zachary Newton

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263516
eISBN:
9780823266470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263516.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

To Make the Hands Impure explores the act of reading as an embodied practice where ethics becomes a matter of tact—in the doubled sense of touch and regard. With the image of a book lying in the ... More


The Quest for the Theory Behind the Diptychs: Truth as Dialogical (Binary/Diptych‐Like)

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

It is not fully clear why Genesis consists of literary diptychs – narratives in dialog – rather than linear narrative. Yet, diptych structure is central to Genesis. The complexity of diptychs ... More


Family Members Interacting While Watching TV

Deborah Tannen, Shari Kendall, and Cynthia Gordon

in Family Talk: Discourse and Identity in Four American Families

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195313895
eISBN:
9780199871940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313895.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter uses a Bakhtinian dialogic approach to demonstrate how families socialize children in interactions prompted by television programs. It explores the relationship between the public and ... More


The Book of Job as Polyphonic Text

Carol A. Newsom

in The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396287
eISBN:
9780199852420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396287.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter argues for the recuperation of genre as a critical category for understanding the book of Job. Here is a means by which Kautzsch’s frustrated and impatient questions can be turned from ... More


Knowledge, Rhetoric, and Authority: Toward a Theory of Romantic Dialogue

Michael Macovski

in Dialogue and Literature: Apostrophe, Auditors, and the Collapse of Romantic Discourse

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195069655
eISBN:
9780199855186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195069655.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The book opens with a definition of literary discourse and its transcendental quality that bridges fictional characters, authors, interpretations, and readers across time and cultures. This chapter ... More


Carnival Tales

James H. Johnson

in Venice Incognito: Masks in the Serene Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267718
eISBN:
9780520948624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267718.003.0018
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses carnivalesque and carnival tales. For many theorists and writers, the Venetian carnival represented many seasons in Venice society. For the Russian critic Mikhail Bakhtin, the ... More


Introduction

Jacqueline Howard

in Reading Gothic Fiction: A Bakhtinian Approach

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119920
eISBN:
9780191671258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119920.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to show the relevance of Mikhail Bakhtin's concept of dialogism in the novel for theorizing the Gothic, and to reconstruct the intertextual ... More


Setsuwa and the Grotesque

in Ambiguous Bodies: Reading the Grotesque in Japanese Setsuwa Tales

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759755
eISBN:
9780804771061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759755.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the history of the concepts of the grotesque and setsuwa, suggesting that they developed separately, but that many aspects of grotesque theory are relevant to setsuwa. It ... More


Gary Saul Morson's Narrative and Freedom

Joseph Frank

in Responses to Modernity: Essays in the Politics of Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239252
eISBN:
9780823239290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239252.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Gary Saul Morson is best known as the co-author, with Caryl Emerson, of Mikhail Bakhtin: Creation of a Prosaics, which is unquestionably the most complete, well-rounded, and judicious analysis in ... More


From Mikhail Bakhtin to Maryse Condé The Problems of Literary Polyphony

Kathryn Lachman

in Borrowed Forms: The Music and Ethics of Transnational Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380307
eISBN:
9781781387290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380307.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Critics have classified African and Caribbean novels as “polyphonic” with little consideration of what precisely this entails. This chapter puts forth a more precise definition of polyphony by ... More


Criticism and Fiction: The 1920s

Roger Keys

in The Reluctant Modernist: Andrei Belyi and the Development of Russian Fiction, 1902-1914

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151609
eISBN:
9780191672767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151609.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

Significant progress in the analysis of fiction and in genre theory came in the middle of the 1920s with the work of Mikhail Mikhailovich Bakhtin and his school, and also that of Viktor Vinogradov. ... More


Laughter: Belly-aching Laughter

Aaron Michael Kerner and Jonathan L. Knapp

in Extreme Cinema: Affective Strategies in Transnational Media

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402903
eISBN:
9781474422000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402903.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter surveys media that elicits laughter from the spectator. The chapter examines laughter as an involuntary response to a wide range of experiences, and not simply things that could be ... More


“Read Lucian!” Menippean Satire and the Literary World of the Babylonian Talmud

in Socrates & the Fat Rabbis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226069166
eISBN:
9780226069180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226069180.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

If the Talmud is an “organic whole,” it will look like a very rotund rabbi, with various and very large organs sticking out crudely—almost obscenely—sometimes, as organic perhaps as a fish-horse or a ... More


Asterix, Carnival, and the Wonder of Everyday Life

Jeremy Barris

in Graphic Novels as Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496813275
eISBN:
9781496813312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496813275.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter looks at how René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo's Asterix novels present a charmingly silly world. It specifically examines Asterix at the Olympic Games, illustrating how its silly, ... More


Pedestrian Fatalities: The Prosaics of Death in Herodotus

Deborah Boedeker

in Herodotus and his World: Essays from a Conference in Memory of George Forrest

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253746
eISBN:
9780191719745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253746.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Many warriors die in both Herodotus' Histories and the Iliad, but their deaths are treated very differently, even when the mode of death is the same (as with Ilioneus in Il. 14.489-502 and Masistios ... More


Saussure, Firth, and Bakhtin: Unity, Diversity, and Theory

Austin E. Quigley

in Theoretical Inquiry: Language, Linguistics, and Literature

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300101669
eISBN:
9780300129816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101669.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the work of Ferdinand de Saussure, John Rupert Firth, and Mikhail Bakhtin. Saussure's Course in General Linguistics reflected his recognition of the heterogeneity of the ... More


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