Category Archives: Bachtiniania

14th International Mikhail Bakhtin Conference

The provisional programme is now ready for the 14th International Bakhtin Conference in Bologna July 4th-8th this summer. You may download the programme here.

A list of the papers accepted may be downloaded here.

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CFP: XIV International Mikhail Bakhtin Conference July 4-8, 2011

Bakhtin: Through the Test of Great Time – CALL FOR PAPERS

You are cordially invited to participate in the XIV International Bakhtin Conference, University of Bologna, Italy – please check out the conference home page here.

Extended Deadline for Proposals of Papers: February 28, 2011

International Advisory Committee:Ramon Alvarado, Universidad autónoma metropolitana (Mexico), Craig Brandist, Bakhtin Centre Sheffield (GB), Mika Lähteenmäki, Jyväskylä University (Finland), Vitalij L. Machlin, MSPU (Russia), Nikolaj I. Nikolaev, PSU (Russia), Clive Thomson, University of Guelph (Canada), Anthony Wall, University of Calgary (Canada)

Official Conference Languages: English, French, Russian, Italian.

Proceedings: A refereed conference proceedings volume will be published following the conference.

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Bachtin & Heart of Darkness

I sit speciale om Joseph Conrads Heart of Darkness bringer Alexandre Pakouline Bachtins teorier om sprogets dialogiske karakter i spil. Det sker i en gennemgribende analyse af Conrads mesterværk og ikke mindst fortælleren, Marlow, og hans udsigelsesposition, der har vakt interesse siden bogen blev skrevet.

Alexandre Pakoulines speciale hedder “Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness through a Dialogic Lens”, og jeg skal åbent indrømme, at jeg indtil videre kun har læst indledningen og afslutningen; men jeg glæder mig til at læse resten af specialet, fordi der helt tydeligt er tale om en kompetent læsning af et klassisk værk.

Når andre at læse specialet før mig, er de velkomne til at skrive kommentarer direkte her på siden. Det ville være spændende.

– jl

Nordic Bakhtin Dialogue seminar in Karlstad

Quickly succeeding Per Bäckström’s arrival at the University of Karlstad in October, Nordic Bakhtin Dialogue is gathering in Sweden November 24th-26th 2010 for a seminar with the title  ”Michael Bachtins betydelse för lyrikforskningen, med tonvikt på kronotopbegreppet” – “Mikhail Bakhtin’s influence on poetry research, with emphasis on the concept of chronotope”. Per Bäckström has organized the occasion, and we are all looking forward to inspiring talks and discussions in Karlstad.

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Per Bäckström new professor at the University of Karlstad

Nordic Bakhtin Dialogue member Per Bäckström leaves the University of Tromsø, Norway after several years, and starts in his new position as professor at the University of Karlstad, Sweden October 1st 2010. We are looking forward to seeing him there!

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Atle Skaftun new vice director for the Reading Centre, UoS

Nordic Bakhtin Dialogue member Atle Skaftun has recently been employed as vice director for the Reading Centre at the University of Stavanger.  You may read more about the centre in English here, or more extensively in Norwegian here.

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En litteraturkritikers blog

Jeg faldt over et interessant indlæg på en dygtig, svensk litteraturkritikers bogblog – om en nyoversættelse af Bachtins Dostojevskijbog.

Jonas Thente skriver d. 20. maj begejstret om sit forhold til Dostojevskijbogen, og han citerer en god passage fra den reviderede og udvidede svenske udgave.

Et par indlæg diskuterer Bachtins forståelse af Dostojevskij, men ingen bider rigtigt på Thentes egentlige udfordring, nemlig at Bachtins polyfonibegreb burde (!) lære samtidsforfattere at konstruere åbne, ikke autoritære udsigelseskonstruktioner!

Find indlægget her: http://www.dn.se/blogg/bokbloggen/ (find den 20. maj)
– jb