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Carnivalizing Difference by David Shepherd, Charles Platter, Paul Allen Miller, Peter I. Barta

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11 BAKHTIN IN BROOKLYN: LANGUAGE IN SPIKE LEE'S DO THE RIGHT THING

Dean McWilliams

 

If Mikhail Bakhtin attended the movies — and it seems unlikely that he did so with any frequency — his viewing experiences left few traces in his writings. Nonetheless, Robert Stam (1989) has shown that much of what Bakhtin wrote about the novel is directly relevant for understanding narrative film. Bakhtin would not have been surprised, for he realized that the significance of the phenomena that he described transcended literature. For Bakhtin, the emergence of the novel represented nothing less than a transformation of human consciousness, a new way of seeing ourselves and our relationship to the world. The novel's transforming power derived from the fact ...

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