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Bakhtin, Carnival, Ranma
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Mikhail Bakhtin Russian literary theorist (1895-1975) Major contributions to understanding of lit. and society Problems of Dostoyevsky’s Art (1929)
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Problems of Dostoyevsky’s Art Introduces three philosophical ideas Unfinalizability Polyphony Carnival
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Unfinalizability Individuals cannot be finalized, completely known and/or understood People can change Vision of limitless human potential/capability No true singular voice…all are influenced by others
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Polyphony Polyphonic version of truth Not a single statement Truth needs many voices No partial truths but interactivity of truths
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Rabelais and His World (1965) Two key concepts: Carnival Grotesque
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Carnival Associated with collectivity Crowd as singular entity Cessation of self
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Unformatted text preview: Defies socio-politic and economic orientation Mask and Costume Awareness of sensuality, body transformation, community Grotesque Connection of body with time Carnival as historically immortal Death and renewal Bodily functions: procreation, consumption, excretion Japanese Matsuri Ranma as Carnival-esque Inversion of social roles Polyphonic creation of self/truth Multiplicity of Community into integrated narrative whole Confusion of sexual/body issues Friends we meet later Shampoo Ryoga Gender/Sexual Confusion Ranma as girl Sexual signifier of breasts Bisexuality/androgyny Bishnen comics Akane/Shampoo as masculine Coding of feminine as neg./problematic...
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This note was uploaded on 03/13/2008 for the course INART 001 taught by Professor Jortner,davidjon during the Spring '08 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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