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The Dialogic Imagination

Author : M. M. Bakhtin
ISBN : 9780292782860
Genre : Philosophy
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These essays reveal Mikhail Bakhtin (1895-1975)—known in the West largely through his studies of Rabelais and Dostoevsky—as a philosopher of language, a cultural historian, and a major theoretician of the novel. The Dialogic Imagination presents, in superb English translation, four selections from Voprosy literatury i estetiki (Problems of literature and esthetics), published in Moscow in 1975. The volume also contains a lengthy introduction to Bakhtin and his thought and a glossary of terminology. Bakhtin uses the category "novel" in a highly idiosyncratic way, claiming for it vastly larger territory than has been traditionally accepted. For him, the novel is not so much a genre as it is a force, "novelness," which he discusses in "From the Prehistory of Novelistic Discourse." Two essays, "Epic and Novel" and "Forms of Time and of the Chronotope in the Novel," deal with literary history in Bakhtin's own unorthodox way. In the final essay, he discusses literature and language in general, which he sees as stratified, constantly changing systems of subgenres, dialects, and fragmented "languages" in battle with one another.
Category: Philosophy

The Rebirth Of Dialogue

Author : James P. Zappen
ISBN : 9780791484906
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Offers a fundamental rethinking of the rhetorical tradition as dialogue.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Towards A New Material Aesthetics

Author : Alastair Renfrew
ISBN : 9781900755948
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Set in the context of the various materialist approaches to literary aesthetics that emerged in the twentieth century, Renfrew's study presents a new synthesis of the work of Mikhail Bakhtin (1895-1975) and his circle, Russian Formalism, and elements of the 'official' ideology of the early Soviet period. The book's central aim in offering such a synthesis is to negotiate the poles of postmodernist subjectivism and 'traditional' materialism around which much current literary and critical theory has stagnated, and, as the title suggests, to point the way towards a newly conceived material basis for textual and literary analysis.
Category: Literary Criticism

Journal For The Evangelical Study Of The Old Testament 4 1

Author : Stephen Andrews
ISBN : 9781498235358
Genre : Religion
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Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament (JESOT) is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the academic and evangelical study of the Old Testament. The journal seeks to fill a need in academia by providing a venue for high-level scholarship on the Old Testament from an evangelical standpoint. The journal is not affiliated with any particular academic institution, and with an international editorial board, open access format, and multi-language submissions, JESOT cultivates and promotes Old Testament scholarship in the evangelical global community. The journal differs from many evangelical journals in that it seeks to publish current academic research in the areas of ancient Near Eastern backgrounds, Dead Sea Scrolls, Rabbinics, Linguistics, Septuagint, Research Methodology, Literary Analysis, Exegesis, Text Criticism, and Theology as they pertain only to the Old Testament. JESOT also includes up-to-date book reviews on various academic studies of the Old Testament.
Category: Religion

Read Him Again And Again

Author : Andrew Zack Lewis
ISBN : 9781630871192
Genre : Religion
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In Read Him Again and Again, Andrew Zack Lewis explores the reception history of the book of Job and the hermeneutical presuppositions of its interpreters. He pays special attention to the interpretations of Soren Kierkegaard (in his "Upbuilding Discourse" on Job 1:21 and his philosophical novella Repetition), Wilhelm Vischer (in his essay "Hiob, ein Zeuge Jesu Christi"), and Karl Barth (in Church Dogmatics IV.3.1). In looking at Job in these works Lewis examines how each of the thinkers' contexts influence their writings and their understanding of Job. Read Him Again and Again begins with a discussion on the importance of reception history in biblical studies by walking through Mikhail Bakhtin's theories on great time and the chronotope. Great texts, Bakhtin argues, continue to live and grow even after their completion and canonization, expanding in meaning as more readers participate in their interpretations. This is certainly true of the book of Job and Read Him Again and Again shows not only how Kierkegaard, Vischer, and Barth read Job, but also how they inherit the Job of their predecessors in the Christian tradition, maintaining features of earlier allegorical interpretive strategies while remaining firmly established in the critical era.
Category: Religion

Love S Remedies

Author : Patricia Berrahou Phillippy
ISBN : 0838752632
Genre : Poetry
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"This book studies in detail the complexities of these conflicting aspects of Petrarchism as they are boldly juxtaposed in moments of recantation, or palinode. Manipulations of recantatory gestures in the poems of Petrarch, Gaspara Stampa, Sir Philip Sidney, and Edmund Spenser are especially succinct points of focus for considerations of these authors' more general relationships to and revisions of both Petrarchism and the cultural climates in which they wrote. Because they involve questions of confessions and autobiography, ethics and aesthetics, the concerns of the palinode are aligned with those of the Petrarchan lyric, and also engage larger cultural discourses surrounding the lyric poem that would demand recantation. Given the recantation's role of mediating between the poetic work and the world beyond, critical categories such as "monologic" and "dialogic," derived from the works of M. M. Bakhtin, are suitable tools for an examination of the Petrarchan lyric and its recantation, while at the same time, the nature and value of these critical concepts are interrogated." "Because both classical and medieval recantatory traditions inform the Petrarchans' usages of the genre, special focus is placed upon the originary Greek recantation, Stesichorus of Himera's palinode to his Helen, and its recovery in the Renaissance (within the context of Plato's "youthful" poetic work, the Phaedrus). Stesichorus's palinode is particularly revealing when viewed in relation to Renaissance Petrarchism because of its association of the discursive and formal dualities inherent in the genre with its female addressee, Helen. Helen's resurrections in the Petrarchan ladies (and writers) of the later period provide rich variations on Stesichorus's ventriloquistic recantation and its treatment of gender relationships. Like the palinode itself, its emblematic figure, Helen, mediates between the poet's self-expression, the literary tradition in which he or she works, and voices of culture in the world beyond."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: Poetry

With Poetry And Philosophy

Author : David Miller
ISBN : 9781443802758
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Taking its point of initiation from the long-standing dialogue between poetry and philosophy concerning their respective claims to contrasting orders of insight, this book tackles issues relating to the differing conditions of knowledge and insights relating to language and thought imparted by ‘modern’ poets and philosophers, from Kant and Wordsworth to Adorno and Hardy. The book draws on recent debates in literary theory and philosophy in order to outline a new ‘dialogic’ approach for conducting comparative criticism and literary history. The poets and the philosophers appear under configurations of reading that produce considerations that are unexpected, yet strangely fitting.
Category: Literary Criticism

Women And Judaism

Author : Frederick E. Greenspahn
ISBN : 9780814732182
Genre : Religion
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Although women constitute half of the Jewish population and have always played essential roles in ensuring Jewish continuity and the preservation of Jewish beliefs and values, only recently have their contributions and achievements received sustained scholarly attention. Scholars have begun to investigate Jewish women’s domestic, economic, intellectual, spiritual, and creative roles in Jewish life from biblical times to the present. Yet little of this important work has filtered down beyond specialists in their respective academic fields. Women and Judaism brings the broad new insights they have uncovered to the world. Women and Judaism communicates this research to a wider public of students and educated readers outside of the academy by presenting accessible and engaging chapters written by key senior scholars that introduce the reader to different aspects of women and Judaism. The contributors discuss feminist approaches to Jewish law and Torah study, the spirituality of Eastern European Jewish women, Jewish women in American literature, and many other issues. Contributors: Nehama Aschkenasy, Judith R. Baskin, Sylvia Barack Fishman, Harriet Pass Freidenreich, Esther Fuchs, Judith Hauptman, Sara R. Horowitz, Renée Levine, Pamela S. Nadell, and Dvora Weisberg.
Category: Religion

Speech Genres And Other Late Essays

Author : Mikhail Mikhaĭlovich Bakhtin
ISBN : UOM:39015012405836
Genre : Philosophy
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Speech Genres and Other Late Essays presents six short works from Bakhtin' Esthetics of Creative Discourse, published in Moscow in 1979. This is the last of Bakhtin' extant manuscripts published in the Soviet Union. All but one of these essays (the one on the Bildungsroman ) were written in Bakhtin' later years and thus they bear the stamp of a thinker who has accumulated a huge storehouse of factual material, to which he has devoted a lifetime of analysis, reflection, and reconsideration.
Category: Philosophy