Toward a Mechanics of Mode: Beyond Bakhtin

Hayman, David
January 1983
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Winter1983, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p101
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Discusses the traditional representations of disorder and anti-social outrage as esthetic phenomena in the book "Rabelais and His World," by Mikhail Bakhtin. Analysis of carnivals as folk super-genre; Use of carnival activities as a frame of reference for the comic and seriocomic effects; Mechanisms underlying festive and artistic conventions.


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