Bakhtin, the Graced Virtues, and the Broken Body

Lecture and conversation with Caryl Emerson, Thursday, March 5th, 4:30 PM, East Pyne 245

Professor Emerson will lead a structured discussion of the role played in Bakhtin’s thought by concepts derived from Russian religious discourse (spirit, soul, incarnation, inter-permeability, communion, apophatic modesty, Passion-suffering and the problem of physical pain).  How do the graced virtues (faith, hope, and love) inform Bakhtin’s more secularized categories of dialogue, carnival openness, and the grotesque, “orificed” or broken body?

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