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Bakhtin Circle Philosophy, Culture and Politics

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ISBN-10: 074531810X

ISBN-13: 9780745318103

Edition: 2002

Authors: Craig Brandist

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Brandist offers a new look at the significance of Bakhtin's legacy, and the contribution of others in the Circle - including Voloshinov, Medvedev, Pumpianskii and Kagan.
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Book details

List price: $43.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication date: 5/20/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Craig Brandist is lecturer in Russian and Slavonic Studies at the University of Sheffield and former Max Hayward Fellow of Russian Literature at St Antony's College, Oxford (1994-6). He is the author of Carnival Culture and the Soviet Modernist Novel (Palgrave, 1996) and Materializing Bakhtin: the Bakhtin Circle and Social Theory (Palgrave, 2000) co-edited with Galin Tihanov, as well as numerous articles dedicated to Russian literature, cultural theory and intellectual history.

The problems of Bakhtin studies
Problems of publication and translation
Biographical sketch
The phenomenon of the Circle
Periods of work
Philosophical trends
Gestalt theory
The crisis of neo-Kantianism
Patterns of appropriation
The Early Ethical and Aesthetic Philosophy of the Circle (1919-26)
Philosophy, culture and politics
Matvei Kagan
Ethics and aesthetics
From ethics to literature
Production of the 'aesthetic object'
Crises of 'outsideness'
The sociology of interaction
Marxism, Semiotics and Sociology (1926-29)
Marxism and contemporary philosophy
Voloshinov and contemporary psychology
Voloshinov on discourse in life and art
Sociological poetics and Formalism: Medvedev's Formal Method (1928)
Voloshinov's Marxism and the Philosophy of Language (1929)
Dialogue, literature and 'inner form'
From Verbal Interaction to Dialogue: Dostoevsky and the Novel
Voloshinov: 'Sociological Method and Problems of Syntax' (1929)
Bakhtin's Problems of Dostoevsky's Art (1929): Dostoevsky's polyphonic novel
Problems of Dostoevsky's Art: discourse in Dostoevsky
The Novel and Literary History (1934-41)
Cassirer and the Hegelian shift
Heteroglossia and the novel
Poetry and the novel
The 'becoming' of the novel
The novel and history
Laughter and critique
Epic and novel
The Novelist as Philosopher (1940-63)
The origins of carnival
Carnival as a 'proto-genre'
The grotesque
Carnival in literature
Socratic dialogue and Menippean satire
Carnival in Dostoevsky
Goethe and realism
Final Methodological Works
'The Problem of Discursive Genres' (1953-54)
The methodology of the human sciences
'The Problem of the Text'
The Bakhtinian Research Programme Yesterday and Today
The achievement so far
Problems and tensions
Realist alternatives
Critical and political alternatives
Abbreviations and References in the Text