Bakhtin's Theory of the Literary Chronotope: Reflections, Applications, Perspectives

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This edited volume is the first scholarly tome exclusively dedicated to Mikhail Bakhtin's theory of the literary chronotope. This concept, initially developed in the 1930s and used as a frame of reference throughout Bakhtin's own writings, has been highly influential in literary studies. After an extensive
introduction that serves as a 'state of the art,' the volume is divided into four main parts: philosophical reflections, relevance of the chronotope for literary history, chronotopical readings and some perspectives for literary theory. These thematic categories contain contributions by well-established Bakhtin specialists such as Gary Saul Morson and Michael Holquist, as well as a number of essays by scholars who have published on this subject before. Together the papers in this volume explore the implications of Bakhtin's concept of the chronotope for a variety of theoretical topics such as literary imagination, polysystem theory and literary adaptation; for modern views on literary history ranging from the hellenistic romance to 19th century realism; and for analyses of well-known novelists and poets as diverse as Milton, Fielding, Dickinson, Dostoevsky, Papadiamandis, and DeLillo.

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NELE BEMONG is affiliated with the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

BORGHART, DE DOBBELEER, DEMOEN, DE TEMMERMAN, and KEUNEN are all associated with various departments of Ghent University.

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Editor-Nele Bemong; Editor-Pieter Borghart; Editor-Michel De Dobbeleer; Editor-Kristoffel Demoen; Editor-Koen De Temmerman
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