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The Dialogic Imagination

In Bakhtin's thought, stratification refers to the many social discourses produced by the different strata that compose a society. Rather than consider the standard division into classes, he takes...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2012 3:52 pm UTC

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The Dialogic Imagination

In a chapter called, "Discourse in the Novel," Bakhtin's The Dialogic Imagination discusses the significance of re-accentuation and how this process helped give rise to the parodic epic in the...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2020 11:34 am UTC

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The Dialogic Imagination

Bakhtin defines the novel against the epic. If the epic depicts one unifying ruling class worldview, the novel is notable for including a swelter of voices, a mix of social classes, dialects (which...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2019 12:53 pm UTC

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The Dialogic Imagination

In his discussion of parody in “The Epic and the Novel,” Mikhail Bakhtin departs from the customary focus on parody as a humorous, satiric interpretation of an earlier original. Instead, he...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2020 11:30 pm UTC

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The Dialogic Imagination

In The Dialogic Imagination, Bakhtin argues that the novel is a polyphonic form with a multitude of competing voices and competing opinions. It is fundamentally different from the epic, which is...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2020 9:17 pm UTC

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