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Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822379829-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7982-9
Published: 15 June 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386599-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8659-9
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822379065-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7906-5
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... Junot Díaz Thomas Hobbes Mikhail Bakhtin humor carnivalesque ...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374763-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... superior to them. Bakhtin expanded the Western approach to laughter when he underscored how carnivalesque laughter resists the political status quo. This chapter contends that Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao structures a fascinating interplay between sudden glory and the carnivalesque...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... of laughter, suggesting that the Western intellectual tradition’s attitude toward laughter until the twentieth century can be encapsulated by Thomas Hobbes’s notion of sudden glory, which claims that one laughs at other people or situations because one feels superior to them. Bakhtin expanded the Western...
Published: 04 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375739-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7573-9
... This chapter stages an encounter (a “philopoesis”) between philosophical and literary enactments of the concept of plasticity, which are applied to a reading of Mathias Énard’s novel Zone (2010). After explicating three approaches to plasticity, those of Catherine Malabou, M. M. Bakhtin...
Book Chapter

By Kath Weston
Series: ANIMA
Published: 01 January 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7382-7
..., including elaborate displays of fountains in the desert, as acts of hubris. Yet the appeal of such spectacles cannot be denied, as well as the social struggles embedded in them. This chapter uses Bakhtin’s notion of the carnivalesque to explore the significance of sparkling displays of a life-giving...
Series: ANIMA
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373827-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7382-7
... elaborate displays of fountains in the desert, as acts of hubris. Yet the appeal of such spectacles cannot be denied, as well as the social struggles embedded in them. This chapter uses Bakhtin’s notion of the carnivalesque to explore the significance of sparkling displays of a life-giving substance...