Bakhtin in Contexts: Across the Disciplines

Overview

The Russian critic M. M. Bakhtin has recently become a major figure in contemporary theory beyond his traditional influence in Slavic literary studies. Bakhtin in Contexts explores the revolutionary impact Bakhtin's ideas have carried in contemporary discussion of language, art, culture, and social science in recent years. The contributors represent a broad range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, epitomizing the views of Russian and American specialists in those fields Bakhtin often referred ...

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Overview

The Russian critic M. M. Bakhtin has recently become a major figure in contemporary theory beyond his traditional influence in Slavic literary studies. Bakhtin in Contexts explores the revolutionary impact Bakhtin's ideas have carried in contemporary discussion of language, art, culture, and social science in recent years. The contributors represent a broad range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, epitomizing the views of Russian and American specialists in those fields Bakhtin often referred to as "the human sciences." The diversity of perspective and flexibility of approach make this a unique contribution to Bakhtin studies and to the ongoing dialogue between Western and Russian theorists.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810112698
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/1995
  • Series: Rethinking Theory Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 218
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Amy Mandelker is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at the Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York and the author of Framing "Anna Karenina": Tolstoy, the Woman Question and the Victorian Novel.   

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Dialogue on Every Corner, Bakhtin in Every Class 1
Pt. 1 Bakhtin and Literary Studies
Slavic Studies
Prosaic Bakhtin: Landmarks, Anti-Intelligentsialism, and the Russian Countertradition 33
Classics
Inventing the Novel 79
African American Studies
Response and Call: The African American Dialogue with Bakhtin and What It Signifies 89
American Literature
Moral Perception and the Chronotope: The Case of Henry James 99
Pt. 2 Bakhtin and Social Theory
Sociology
Literature as Social Knowledge: Mikhail Bakhtin and the Reemergence of the Human Sciences 119
Anthropology
The Postmodern Crisis: Discourse, Parody, Memory 137
Linguistics
The Emergence of Language from Dialogue 151
Semiotics
Logosphere and Semiosphere: Bakhtin, Russian Organicism, and the Semiotics of Culture 177
Notes 191
Notes on Contributors 217
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