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Bakhtin, Ethics and Time

  • Barry StockerEmail author
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Abstract

Bakhtin is discussed with regard to the antique and medieval precursors for the novel, pluralism of voices, carnival, temporal analysis and approach to Dostoevsky. François Rabelais is discussed as the source of the transformation of the carnivalesque into novel. The ethical and political aspects of Bakhtin’s commitment to plurality of voices and registers are considered. The relation of his literary analysis with his view of the distinction between Orthodox and Catholic churches is discussed, along with his Russian populist leanings

Keywords

Mikhail Bakhtin Orthodox russian culture Carnival Fyodor dostoevsky François rabelais Literary time Precursors of the novel Plurality of voices 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Istanbul Technical UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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