A Dialogue of Voices: Feminist Literary Theory and Bakhtin

A Dialogue of Voices: Feminist Literary Theory and Bakhtin


A discussion of Voices was first released in 1994. Minnesota Archive variants makes use of electronic know-how to make long-unavailable books once more available, and are released unaltered from the unique college of Minnesota Press editions.

The paintings of the Russian theorist Mikhail Bakhtin, quite his notions of dialogics and style, has had a considerable impression on modern serious practices. earlier, besides the fact that, little realization has been paid to the chances and demanding situations Bakhtin offers to feminist idea, the duty taken up in A discussion of Voices. the unique essays during this e-book mix feminism and Bakhtin in particular methods and, by means of examining texts via those lenses, arrive at new theoretical ways. jointly, those essays aspect to a brand new course for feminist concept that originates in Bakhtin-one that will result in a female être instead of a female écriture.

targeting feminist theorists similar to Hélène Cixous, Teresa de Lauretis, Julia Kristeva, and Monique Wittig along side Bakhtin's strategies of dialogism, heteroglossia, and chronotope, the authors provide shut readings of texts from a variety of multicultural genres, together with nature writing, sermon composition, nineteenth-century British women's fiction, the modern romance novel, Irish and French lyric poetry, and Latin American movie. the result's a different discussion during which authors of either sexes, from numerous international locations and diversified eras, converse opposed to, for, and with each other in ways in which display their works anew in addition to the severe matrices surrounding them.

Karen Hohne is an self reliant pupil and artist dwelling in Moorhead, Minnesota. Helen Wussow is an assistant professor of English at Memphis kingdom University.

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