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Architectonics, rhetoric, and poetics in the bakhtin school’s early phenomenological and sociological texts

Bialostosky, D (2006) Architectonics, rhetoric, and poetics in the bakhtin school’s early phenomenological and sociological texts. Rhetoric Society Quarterly, 36 (4). 355 - 376. ISSN 0277-3945

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Bakhtin’s work from the late 1920s and 1930s on the novel has been the principal source for critical discussion of his views of rhetoric and poetics—a discussion in which both arts are deprecated—but his early phenomenological work on architectonics and Voloshinov’s early sociological work provide alternative sources that offer fresh terms for rethinking these discursive practices. The phenomenological works permit us to reconceptualize rhetoric as the primary discourse of active evaluative being-in-the-world and poetry as an imitation of that discourse that makes it available for aesthetic contemplation. The sociological work preserves the relation of speaker/agent to the other that the phenomenological work emphasizes and adds to it a relation of speaker to listener. The translation of the phenomenological terms to a sociological register brings the theory closer to life and history. © 2006 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
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Bialostosky, Ddhb2@pitt.eduDHB2
Date: 1 December 2006
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: Rhetoric Society Quarterly
Volume: 36
Number: 4
Page Range: 355 - 376
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1080/02773940600867921
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > English
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0277-3945
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Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2012 17:07
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2019 00:55


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