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The philosopher masked as literary theorist: 'cunning intelligence' (metis) instantiated in Bakhtin's rhetorical style

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This dissertation discusses and analyses Mikhail Mikhailovich Bakhtin's conscious strategy of self-fashioning and reinvention, which is realised in his life and supported by the theoretical constructs contained in his Collected Works. It addresses the ambiguities and uncertainties in Bakhtin's life and work and uses two aspects of his philosophical approach and constructs to explicate these inconsistencies: his theory of identity and his theory of language.

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HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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