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Bakhtin's Theory of the Literary Chronotope

Bakhtin's Theory of the Literary Chronotope

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This edited volume is the first scholarly tome exclusively dedicated to Mikhail Bakhtin’s theory of the literary chronotope. This concept, initially developed in the 1930s and used as a frame of reference throughout Bakhtin’s own writings, has been highly influential in literary studies. After an extensive introduction that serves as a ‘state of the art’, the volume is divided into four main parts: Philosophical Reflections, Relevance of the Chronotope for Literary History, Chronotopical Readings and Some Perspectives for Literary Theory. These thematic categories contain contributions by well-established Bakhtin specialists such as Gary Saul Morson and Michael Holquist, as well as a number of essays by scholars who have published on this subject before. Together the papers in this volume explore the implications of Bakhtin’s concept of the chronotope for a variety of theoretical topics such as literary imagination, polysystem theory and literary adaptation; for modern views on literary history ranging from the hellenistic romance to nineteenth-century realism; and for analyses of well-known novelists and poets as diverse as Milton, Fielding, Dickinson, Dostoevsky, Papadiamandis and DeLillo.

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Keywords

  • 20th century
  • 21st century
  • BCE to c 500 CE
  • Bellettrie
  • c 1700 to c 1800
  • c 1800 to c 1900
  • Central Europe
  • Chronotope
  • Criticism
  • Criticism and interpretation
  • English
  • Europe
  • For emergent readers (adult)
  • Geographical Qualifiers
  • Immanuel Kant
  • Indo-European languages
  • Interest age & special interest qualifiers
  • Interest age / level
  • Language qualifiers
  • Literaire theorie
  • Literary theory
  • Literature & literary studies
  • Literature: history & criticism
  • Mikhail Bakhtin
  • Modern period, c 1500 onwards
  • Plaats
  • spacetime
  • Tijd
  • Time periods qualifiers

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DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_377572

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