Rabelais and His World Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 172 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
Buy the Rabelais and His World Lesson Plans

Book 1, Rabelais & His World : Chapter 1, Foreward

• Krystyna Pomorska, the author of the Foreword, notes that Mikhail Bakhtin was unknown in the West when his first book was published in 1968.

• Bakhtin insisted that art is oriented toward communication.

• Bakhtin understood language and semiotics as a system.

• One of Bakhtin's main interests was folk culture, which is integral to his theory of art.
• Michael Holquist, author of the Prologue, sets Bakhtin's work in the context of the Russian Revolution of 1917.

• Holquist defines _Rabelais and His World_ as a guidebook for Bakhtin's own time as well as a study of the historical poetics of the French Renaissance.

• Bakhtin struggled against the confining institution of the Russian Union of Writers.

• Bakhtin's perspectives on Carnival were instrumental to theorists and historians in the West.

Book 1, Rabelais & His World : Chapter 2, Prologue & Introduction

• Rabelais occupies a peculiar place in literary history: essentially he has been...

(read more Chapter Abstracts)

This section contains 2,076 words
(approx. 7 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Rabelais and His World Lesson Plans
Rabelais and His World from BookRags. (c)2019 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.