Bakhtin between East and West
Cross-Cultural Transmission

Karine Zbinden

Legenda (General Series)

Legenda

7 December 2006  •  198pp

ISBN: 978-1-904350-54-5 (hardback)  •  RRP £75, $99, €85

ISBN: 978-1-351196-35-2 (Taylor & Francis ebook)

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Mikhail Bakhtin (1895-1975) has had an enormous influence on literary studies and cultural theory. Bakhtin between East and West: Cross-Cultural Transmission looks beyond the concepts of carnival and dialogue and traces for the first time the transformation of the Bakhtin Circle's thought from its introduction to the West in Julia Kristeva's seminal late-1960s theory of intertextuality, through Tzvetan Todorov's landmark study and on to contemporary interpretations. The notion of sociality in all its problematic complexity provides the red thread guiding us through this historical and thematic examination of Western and Russian Bakhtin studies. As a critical evaluation of Bakhtin scholarship across various cultures and a celebration of the vigour of the Circle's legacy, this is an invaluable resource for scholars and students with an interest in Bakhtin and critical theory.

Karine Zbinden is Honorary Research Fellow at the Bakhtin Centre at the University of Sheffield.

Reviews:

  • ‘Zbinden exhibits considerable theoretical insight and a capacity for nuanced analysis throughout the work.’ — R. Coates, Slavonic and East European Review 87.2, 2009, 344-46 (full text online)
  • ‘Exceptional new work being produced on the Russian polymath, some of the most interesting of which was coming out of the University of Sheffield, whose Bakhtin Centre supports the work of an outstanding group of language theorists... Karine Zbinden and Alastair Renfrew are two of the excellent younger scholars from the Bakhtin Centre.’ — Michael Bernard-Donals, Slavic Review 68.1, Spring 2009, 193-95

Bibliography entry:

Zbinden, Karine, Bakhtin between East and West: Cross-Cultural Transmission (Cambridge: Legenda, 2006)

First footnote reference: 35 Karine Zbinden, Bakhtin between East and West: Cross-Cultural Transmission (Cambridge: Legenda, 2006), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Zbinden, p. 47.

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Zbinden, Karine. 2006. Bakhtin between East and West: Cross-Cultural Transmission (Cambridge: Legenda)

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