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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.

Mikhail Bakhtin

Author: Katerina Clark,Michael Holquist

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674574175

Category: History

Page: 398

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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

Gargantua und Pantagruel

Author: François Rabelais

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781484071571


Page: 632

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François Rabelais: Gargantua und Pantagruel Edition Holzinger. Taschenbuch Berliner Ausgabe, 2015, 3. Auflage Vollständiger, durchgesehener Neusatz mit einer Biographie des Autors bearbeitet und eingerichtet von Michael Holzinger Erstdruck 1532-1564. 1. Buch Lyon 1532, 2. Buch Lyon 1534, 3. Buch Paris 1546, 11 Kap. des 4. Buchs Lyon 1548, 4. Buch Paris 1552, unvollst. Fass. d. 5. Buchs o.O. 1562, 5. Buch Lyon 1564. Hier in der Übers. v. Gottlob Regis. Textgrundlage sind die Ausgaben: Rabelais, Franz: Gargantua und Pantagruel. 2 Bände, übers. v. Gottlob Regis, hg. v. Wilhelm Weigand, München, Leipzig: Georg Müller, 1911 Herausgeber der Reihe: Michael Holzinger Reihengestaltung: Viktor Harvion Umschlaggestaltung unter Verwendung des Bildes: François Rabelais, anonymes Porträt aus dem 17. Jahrhundert Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 10 pt.

Corporeal Words

Mikhail Bakhtin's Theology of Discourse

Author: Alexandar Mihailovic

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810114593

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 291

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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.

Das Problem des Unglaubens im 16. Jahrhundert

die Religion des Rabelais

Author: Lucien Febvre

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608916737


Page: 541

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Information Theory

Author: N.A

Publisher: PediaPress



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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.


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

Ideology and Utopia

An Introduction to the Sociology of Knowledge

Author: Karl Mannheim,Louis Wirth

Publisher: Trieste Publishing

ISBN: 9780649610624


Page: 360

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Trieste Publishing has a massive catalogue of classic book titles. Our aim is to provide readers with the highest quality reproductions of fiction and non-fiction literature that has stood the test of time. The many thousands of books in our collection have been sourced from libraries and private collections around the world.The titles that Trieste Publishing has chosen to be part of the collection have been scanned to simulate the original. Our readers see the books the same way that their first readers did decades or a hundred or more years ago. Books from that period are often spoiled by imperfections that did not exist in the original. Imperfections could be in the form of blurred text, photographs, or missing pages. It is highly unlikely that this would occur with one of our books. Our extensive quality control ensures that the readers of Trieste Publishing's books will be delighted with their purchase. Our staff has thoroughly reviewed every page of all the books in the collection, repairing, or if necessary, rejecting titles that are not of the highest quality. This process ensures that the reader of one of Trieste Publishing's titles receives a volume that faithfully reproduces the original, and to the maximum degree possible, gives them the experience of owning the original work.We pride ourselves on not only creating a pathway to an extensive reservoir of books of the finest quality, but also providing value to every one of our readers. Generally, Trieste books are purchased singly - on demand, however they may also be purchased in bulk. Readers interested in bulk purchases are invited to contact us directly to enquire about our tailored bulk rates.

Selected works. 10. Ideas and ideals in the North European Renaissance

Author: Frances Amelia Yates

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780415222396

Category: History

Page: 356

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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Bakhtin and His World

Author: Michael Holquist

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134465394

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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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.

Misrule and Reversals

Carnivalesque Performances in Christopher Marlowe’s Plays

Author: Rozaliya Yaneva

Publisher: Herbert Utz Verlag

ISBN: 383164313X

Category: Carnival in literature

Page: 294

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How do Christopher Marlowe’s plays relate to interpretations of carnival as being either a beneficial repression inspired by anxiety or a deliberate expression of resistance towards all that is established and permanent? Where can one place carnival in his dramatic works? Renaissance drama invited a consideration of various forms of collective life and while great religious festivities of the Catholic calendar were affected by Reformation efforts to control festivity and detach it from religious worship, festive energies on Marlowe`s stage seem to have persisted. This book views Doctor Faustus, Tamburlaine the Great, The Jew of Malta and Edward the Second through concepts of irreverence, clowning, the high and the low in culture, degradation, laughter and feasting while viewing the plays’ worlds in terms of misrule, inversion and reversal. Who are the clowns in the plays, is the time for revelries restricted and how do the principle of the grotesque and the forces of debasement work are some of the intriguing questions to be pursued.

The Laughter of Sarah

Biblical Exegesis, Feminist Theory, and the Concept of Delight

Author: C. Conybeare

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137370912

Category: Religion

Page: 117

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The laughter of delight has gone unheard in the Western tradition. This work brings new light to the notion, and has a consistent leitmotif: the delighted laughter of the matriarch Sarah in the book of Genesis, when she gives birth to her son Isaac. This laughter is "heard" through biblical commentaries and twentieth-century theorists of laughter.

Venice Incognito

Masks in the Serene Republic

Author: James H. Johnson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520267710

Category: History

Page: 317

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"Fascinating and richly developed. Venice Incognito is a contribution both to urban studies and to the carnivalesque."—Natalie Zemon Davis, University of Toronto “Venice Incognito is a brilliant reassessment of Venetian carnival and the peculiar phenomenon of masking in early modern Venice. Johnson's wide-ranging, insightful, and imaginative scholarship is matched by his fluid and accessible writing style. This book is that all-too-rare commodity: a scholarly page-turner.” —Patricia Fortini Brown, author of Private Lives in Renaissance Venice “This is a beautiful book about a strange subject: the custom among Venetian aristocrats of wearing masks in public. One of the most original works in early modern scholarship I have read in a long time, Venice Incognito will have a permanent place on most early modern historians’ shelves and will be essential reading for performance studies and theater history.” —Edward Muir, author of The Culture Wars of the Late Renaissance “In this fascinating book, the author cleverly balances the traditional concept of masking as an anti-authoritarian culture of dissembling with the idea of the 'honest mask,' which defends rank and the established order, and produces an excellent, nuanced, and well-written account of the carnivalesque in eighteenth-century Venice.” —Aileen Ribeiro, author of Dress in Eighteenth-Century Europe “In this intriguing and thoroughly researched book, James Johnson takes the reader through the crowded calli, campi, and canals of Venice in search of the varied meanings of the mask in the history and culture of that city on the water. From masking’s first recorded appearance in the thirteenth century to its ubiquity in the carnival decline of eighteenth-century Venice, from the dissimulations of Giacomo Casanova to Arlecchino and the commedia dell’arte stage, from the social anonymity of the gambling halls to the socially charged debate over Goldoni’s radical unmasking of the actor, Venice Incognito traces the shifting functions of the mask and its implications. Just as importantly, the book challenges much conventional wisdom about masking and carnival itself.” —David Rosand, author of Painting in Sixteenth-Century Venice

Reading Literature Historically

Author: Greg Walker

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748681035

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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This study demonstrates the value of historical and cultural analysis alongside traditional literary scholarship for enriching our understanding of plays and poems from the medieval and early Tudor past and of the cultures which produced and received them

The Tabloid Culture Reader

Author: Biressi, Anita,Nunn, Heather

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335219314

Category: Social Science

Page: 382

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The Tabloid Culture Reader provides an accessible and useful introduction to the field.

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