Bakhtinian Theory in Japanese Studies (Japanese Studies v.13)

Bakhtinian Theory in Japanese Studies (Japanese Studies v.13)

By: Jeffrey Johnson (editor)Hardback

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Although Bakhtinian theory has influenced many fields, this book studies the ideas within the field of Japanese studies. The essays apply Bakhtin's ideas to Japanese texts or situations in Japan, helping to bring the central notions of Bakhtin's work to scholars.


Carnivalesque in Saikaku's Oeuvre, Jeffrey Johnson; cultural politics in Towugawa Japan, H.D. Harootunian; discourse in the Japanese novel - "dialogic" social exchange in Natsume Soseki's "Meian", Reiko Abe Auestad; beheaded emperors and the absent figure in comtemporary Japanese literature, John Whittier Treat; the dialogue of styles and the dance of fiction in Abe Kobo's "The Face of Another", Christopher Bolton; Bakhtin's speech genres ina Japanese context - business transactional phone calls, Lindsay Amthor Yotsukura; pre-collegiate teachers and the Kokusaika of Japanese education - a Bakhtinian analysis of dialogic overtones in teacher's utterances, Atsuko Kosaka.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773474949
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780773474949
  • ISBN10: 0773474943

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