Ultimate Dialogicality: Thinking With Bakhtin

ENGL 2901G S01 [CRN: 15568]

“In Dostoevsky’s polyphonic novel we are dealing not with ordinary dialogic form … [but] with an ultimate dialogicality, … a dialogicality of the ultimate whole ..." With this claim, Bakhtin’s writing on literature arguably leaves the realm of criticism and becomes philosophy. In so doing it also anticipates some of the most challenging and significant developments in contemporary literature. Besides Bakhtin's major works, readings include Deleuze, Rancière, Flusser, Woolf, Sebald, Kelman. Enrollment limited to 15.
Fall 2017
15:00 - 17:30 Fri - from Sep 6, 2017 to Dec 21, 2017