Mikhail Bakhtin

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Mikhail Bakhtin

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Mikhail Bakhtin was a Russian literary theorist.

His essay, Rabelais And His World was featured in NTU CCA Singapore's first publication, Theatrical Fields: Critical Strategies in Performance, Film, and Video (2016)

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Mikhail

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Bakhtin

Years Affiliated

2016

Birth Date

1895

Birthplace

Russia

Death Date

1975

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Literary theorist

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Mikhail Bakhtin was a Russian literary theorist. Persecuted within Stalinist Russia, the significance of Bakhtin’s work did not emerge until the 1960s. In his works, Bakhtin elaborates concepts of dialogue and polyphony, among others, combining literary theory with structural analysis. He is best known for his work on Fyodor Dostoyevsky from 1929, <i>Problems of Dostoyevsky’s Poetics</i>, and his dissertation from 1941 (only published in 1971), <i>Rabelais and His World</i>, a classic of Renaissance studies and one of the first theoretical explorations of the intersection between the social and the literary. Through an analysis of medieval and Renaissance comic literature, he introduced the concept of the carnival as a form of subversion of authority and hierarchy.

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“Mikhail Bakhtin,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed October 1, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/836.