Rabelais and His World

Author: Mikhail Mikhaĭlovich Bakhtin,Mikhaïl Mikhaïlovitch Bakhtine,Mikhail Bakhtin

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253203410

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 484

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This classic work by the Russian philosopher and literary theorist Mikhail Bakhtin (1895–1975) examines popular humor and folk culture in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. One of the essential texts of a theorist who is rapidly becoming a major reference in contemporary thought, Rabelais and His World is essential reading for anyone interested in problems of language and text and in cultural interpretation.

Rabelais and Bakhtin

Popular Culture in Gargantua and Pantagruel

Author: Richard M. Berrong

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803262614

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 156

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In Rabelais and Bakhtin, Richard M. Berrong demonstrates both the historical and textual weaknesses of the argument advanced by Mikhail Bakhtin and his influential study Rabelais and His World. The publication of Bakhtin's book in the West in the late 1960s brought both Rabelais and Bakhtin to the attention of students interested in the "New Criticism" in literature. Bakhtin agrued that the key to Rabelais's narratives was to be found in their language of popular culture, which was intended to free his readers from the ideological "prison house" of official, establishment discourse; to provide them with a nonofficial perspective from which to view?and combat?the establishment and its institutions. Since the publication of Bakhtin's study, scholars such as Peter Burke, Natalie Zemon Davis, and Carlo Ginzburg have shown that the relationship of the upper classes to popular culture changed in the first half of the sixteenth century. Previously these classes had participated fully in the culture of the people (while adhering to their own), but at that time they undertook to exclude popular culture from their lives and from their world. In his refutation of Bakhtin's thesis, Berrong demonstrates the complex and shifting role of popular culture in Rabelais's narratives. His conclusions should interest not only readers of Gargantua and Pantagruel but all students of the sixteenth century, since the use and exclusion of popular culture is an issue in the study of many of the writers, artists, and composers of the period.

Ideologie und Utopie

Author: Karl Mannheim

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783465042341

Category:

Page: 302

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Wir leben in einer Epoche der Reformen, der Berater, der Experten. Wir leben also in einer Zeit, in der politische Entscheidungen stark davon abhangen, wie viel Wirklichkeitskontakt und Lernfahigkeit in sie eingeht. Aber Gesellschaftsdiagnosen sind zugleich Waffen im Ideenkampf der Parteien und sozialen Bewegungen. Sie ubertreiben, sie untertreiben, sie simplifizieren - und zwar notwendigerweise. Die Aktualitat von Karl Mannheims 1929 erstmals veroffentlichter Abhandlung "Ideologie und Utopie" besteht in der Analyse dieses Dilemmas zwischen Realismus und Rhetorik, zwischen Wissen und Einsichtsunfahigkeit in der Auseinandersetzung um kollektiv verbindliche Normen. Mannheim fragt nach den politischen Folgen der Tatsache, dass die gleiche Welt verschiedenen Beobachtern verschieden erscheint. Und er fragt danach, wie unter diesen Umstanden politische Rationalitat moglich ist.

Mikhail Bakhtin

Author: Katerina Clark,Michael Holquist

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674574175

Category: History

Page: 398

View: 8929

Traces the life of Bakhtin, a Russian literary critic recently rediscovered, and discusses his major works on Freud, Dostoevsky, Rabelais, Marxism, and the philosophy of language

Salman Und Morolf

Author: Friedrich Vogt

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9780270369618

Category:

Page: 394

View: 1993

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Grundtatsachen des Seelenlebens

Author: Theodor Lipps

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783743310421

Category:

Page: 724

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Grundtatsachen des Seelenlebens ist ein unveranderter, hochwertiger Nachdruck der Originalausgabe aus dem Jahr 1883. Hansebooks ist Herausgeber von Literatur zu unterschiedlichen Themengebieten wie Forschung und Wissenschaft, Reisen und Expeditionen, Kochen und Ernahrung, Medizin und weiteren Genres.Der Schwerpunkt des Verlages liegt auf dem Erhalt historischer Literatur.Viele Werke historischer Schriftsteller und Wissenschaftler sind heute nur noch als Antiquitaten erhaltlich. Hansebooks verlegt diese Bucher neu und tragt damit zum Erhalt selten gewordener Literatur und historischem Wissen auch fur die Zukunft bei."

Corporeal Words

Mikhail Bakhtin's Theology of Discourse

Author: Alexandar Mihailovic

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810114593

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 291

View: 7900

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.

Mardi und eine Reise dorthin

Roman

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: Manesse Verlag

ISBN: 3641183049

Category: Fiction

Page: 1008

View: 9702

Wer «Moby-Dick» liebt, muss «Mardi» lesen «Ein ebenso hinreißendes wie monströses Werk ... der helle Wahn.» (Klaus Modick, Deutschlandfunk) Südsee und Abenteuer, Liebe und Geheimnis, Zivilisations- und Gesellschaftskritik: All das findet sich in Herman Melvilles grandiosem Roman «Mardi». 1849 entstanden, gilt er als kühner Vorläufer von «Moby-Dick». Rainer M. Schmidts Übertragung erntete 1997 Begeisterungsstürme und wurde vielfach ausgezeichnet. Zum 200. Geburtstag Melvilles liegt sie, sorgfältig durchgesehen, nun in einer prachtvollen Ausgabe vor. Alles beginnt mit einer Flucht: Der Erzähler desertiert von einem Walfänger, auf dem er erfolglos den Pazifik durchstreift hat. Die Begegnung mit einem unwiderstehlich schönen Mädchen führt ihn zunächst nach Mardi, dann zu weiteren Südsee-Idyllen und in den weiten Ozean enthemmten Fabulierens...

Introducing Bakhtin

Author: Sue Vice

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719043284

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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The Russian critic and theorist Mikhail Bakhtin is once again in favor, his influence spreading across many discourses including literature, film, cultural and gender studies. This book provides the most comprehensive introduction to Bakhtin’s central concepts and terms. Sue Vice illustrates what is meant by such ideas as carnival, the grotesque body, dialogism and heteroglossia. These concepts are then placed in a contemporary context by drawing out the implications of Bakhtin’s writings, for current issues such as feminism and sexuality. Vice’s examples are always practically based on specific texts such as the film Thelma and Louise, Helen Zahavi’s Dirty Weekend and James Kelman's How late it was, how late.

Metamorphoses

Resurrection, Body and Transformative Practices in Early Christianity

Author: Turid Karlsen Seim,Jorunn Økland

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110202999

Category: Religion

Page: 407

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How were ideas and experiences of transformation expressed in early Christianity and early Judaism? This volume explores the social and philosophical frameworks within which transformative ideas such as resurrection and practices of becoming “a new being” were shaped. It also explores the analogies and parameters by which transformation was being observed, noted and asserted. The focus on transformation helps to connect topics that tend to be studied separately, such as cosmology, resurrection, aging, gender, and conversion. The textual material is wide-ranging and there are new readings of core passages. Ideas and experiences of transformations in early Christianity and early Judaism Connects topics that tend to be studied seperately (cosmology, resurrection, aging, gender, conversion) With wide-ranging textual material

Dialogism

Bakhtin and His World

Author: Michael Holquist

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134465394

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

View: 4392

Holquist's masterly study draws on all of Bakhtin's known writings providing a comprehensive account of his achievement. Widely acknowledged as an exceptional guide to Bakhtin and dialogics, this book now includes a new introduction, concluding chapter and a fully updated bibliography. He argues that Bakhtin's work gains coherence through his commitment to the concept of dialogue, examining Bakhtin's dialogues with theorists such as Saussure, Freud, Marx and Lukacs, as well as other thinkers whose connection with Bakhtin has previously been ignored. Dialogism also includes dialogic readings of major literary texts, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Gogol's The Notes of a Madman and Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, which provide another dimension of dialogue with dialogue.