Problems of Dostoevsky's poetics


Author: Mikhail Mikhaĭlovich Bakhtin

Publisher: Ardis Publishers

ISBN: 9780882330402

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 249

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Problems of Dostoevsky's Poetics


Author: Mikhail Bakhtin

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452900124

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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This book is not only a major twentieth-century contribution to Dostoevsky’s studies, but also one of the most important theories of the novel produced in our century. As a modern reinterpretation of poetics, it bears comparison with Aristotle.

The Norms of Answerability

Social Theory Between Bakhtin and Habermas


Author: Greg M. Nielsen

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791452288

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

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Explores the relevance of Bakhtin's thought to social theory.

General Consent in Jane Austen

A Study of Dialogism


Author: Barbara K. Seeber

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773568549

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

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General Consent in Jane Austen examines the "early" and "late" novels as well as the juvenilia in the light of three paradigms: "The Other Heroine" focuses on voices that challenge and compete with the central heroines, "Cameo Appearances" examines buried past narratives, and "Investigating Crimes" explores acts of violence. These three avenues into dialogic space destabilize conventional readings of Austen. The Bakhtinian model that structures this book is not one of linearity and balance but one of conflict, simultaneity, and multiplicity. While some novels fit into only one paradigm, others incorporate more than one; Mansfield Park receives the most attention. A bold and provocative study, General Consent in Jane Austen will be of interest not only to Austen scholars but to scholars of literary theory and dialogism.

The Rebirth of Dialogue

Cosmos as Man in Ancient Indian Myth and Ritual


Author: James P. Zappen

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791484904

Category: Social Science

Page: 237

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Offers a fundamental rethinking of the rhetorical tradition as dialogue.

Literature and Spirit

Essays on Bakhtin and His Contemporaries


Author: David Patterson

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813130248

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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Dostoyevsky After Bakhtin

Readings in Dostoyevsky's Fantastic Realism


Author: Malcolm V. Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521384230

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 221

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Malcolm Jones, the author of an earlier, widely read book on Dostoyevsky, here approaches his subject afresh in the light of recent developments in Dostoyevsky studies and in critical theory. He takes as his starting point the vexed question of Dostoyevsky's 'fantastic realism', which he attempts to redefine. Accepting Bakhtin's reading of Dostoyevsky in its essentials, he seeks out its weaknesses and develops it in new directions. Taking well-known texts by Dostoyevsky in turn, Professor Jones illustrates aspects of their multivoicedness. In Part 1, he concentrates on the internal, emotional and intellectual, reversals of 'the underground'. In Part 2, he focuses on the disruptive and subversive aspects of the relationships between characters and between text and reader. In Part 3 he examines textual multivoicedness in its diachronic aspect, showing some of the ways in which Dostoyevsky's texts echo and exploit the voices of precursors.

Corporeal Words

Mikhail Bakhtin's Theology of Discourse


Author: Alexandar Mihailovic

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810114593

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 291

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This text explores Mikhail Bakhtin's reliance on the terms and concepts of theology. It begins with an identification of the theological categories and terms recalling Christology in general and Trinitarianism in particular that emerge throughout Bakhtin's long and varied career. Alexander Mihailovic discusses the elaborately wrought subtextual imagery, wordplay, and palpable orality of Bakhtin's theology of discourse, and explores the role that theology plays in supporting Bakhtin's ideas about the anti-hierarchical drift of language and culture.

Not the Righteous But Sinners

M.M. Bakhtin's Theory of Aesthetics and the Problem of Reader-character Interaction in Matthew's Gospel


Author: John Barnet

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826466559

Category: Religion

Page: 154

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When critics study reader-character interaction in Matthew's Gospel, they tend to reach similar conclusions. The disciples are viewed as the link between Jesus and the readers. The supplicants and Pharisees serve as foils complementing the true meaning of discipleship.....This study reconceptualises the readers' role on the basis of M.M. Bakhtin's analysis of the author-hero relationship. The outcome of this reading strategy is that the readers must also interact with Jesus through the limited perspective of the major character groups, momentarily suspending the post-resurrection knowledge that all authority is ranted to him. By encouraging the readers to identify with the Pharisees, the Gospel is able to constitute the readers as sinners, thereby establishing them in the supplicants' condition of need, and thus as the potential recipients of good news.


Language, Faith and Fiction


Author: Rowan Williams

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 290

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Rowan Williams explores the intricacies of speech, fiction, metaphor, and iconography in the works of one of literature's most complex, and most complexly misunderstood, authors. Williams' investigation focuses on the four major novels of Dostoevsky's maturity (Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, Devils, and The Brothers Karamozov). He argues that understanding Dostoevsky's style and goals as a writer of fiction is inseparable from understanding his religious commitments. Any reader who enters the rich and insightful world of Williams' Dostoevsky will emerge a more thoughtful and appreciative reader for it.