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  • adj. Of or pertaining to Russian philosopher and literary theorist Mikhail Bakhtin


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  • Nevertheless, mine is not an unalloyed "Bakhtinian" reading of Mark Twain, if only because Twain's own troubled investigation of language's shortcomings calls into question

    Mark Twain's Languages

  • For this is carnival—no article—in the Bakhtinian sense, too.

    Where Riot Is Transposed Into Play

  • I also agree with Gough that the academization of fiction through creative writing programs has probably discouraged writers from further exploring the possibilities of Bakhtinian comedy.

    Comedy in Literature

  • This is especially true of comic novels, or at least those novels that are truly "comic" in the Bakhtinian sense and not just "satirical."

    Comedy in Literature

  • Or is there a way in which past words -- or past monuments -- are, in an odd Bakhtinian* way still actively responding to a kind of "answering word its future" -- our present -- will provide?

    Stonehenge: Decoded! ; or, What's so Secret about the Past?

  • The hegemonic discourse of postmodernity valorizes modes of expressive and aesthetic'' praxis which preclude any dialogic articulation in, of course, the Bakhtinian sense of the antinomies of consumer capitalism.

    Morton on Imprisonment and Escape on L'Isle de Gilligan

  • Filtering the intellectual and cultural legacy of the Western world, his works probe the vital connection between the socio-political and the personal in a style imbued with the imaginative power of the oral tradition of his birthplace and bursting with the explosive energies of Bakhtinian grotesque realism.

    Kenzaburo Oe: Laughing Prophet and Soulful Healer

  • And here is Guillory's commentary: "De Man's contempt for Bakhtinian discipleship is so completely without irony as to constitute the purest form of negation, a simulacrum of irony."

    Professing Literature: John Guillory's Misreading of Paul de Man

  • Again, I like very much your assertion of the importance of a historical, even Bakhtinian perspective on game genres, but I think this perspective is a departure from most canonical ludological writing, even more so than the narratological view as you've presented it:

    Ye Olde Disciplinary Punch-and-Judy Show

  • NYPD Blue, a show which, largely because of its strong language and partial nudity, has inspired perhaps more complaints than any other series on television from those convinced the media corrupt our public morals, lends itself to a favorable Bakhtinian reading even more than L.A. Law.

    The Soul of Andy Sipowicz |


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