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Re: [xmca] Bakhtin/Volosinov

Fascinating, Phil.
What in the world do people like Michael Holquist have to say about this

On Sun, Sep 18, 2011 at 3:44 PM, Phil Chappell <philchappell@mac.com> wrote:

> Apologies for cross posting: thought this might be of interest to some
> folks here.
> Phil
> Just a note, for those of you who read a bit of French, to alert you to an
> important new book by our colleague Jean-Paul Bronkart (whose work I was
> belatedly introduced to through his participation in ISFC 38 in Lisbon in
> July).
> The book argues convincingly that Bakhtin lied about being the author of
> Voloshinov’s Marxism and the Philosophy of Language and Medvedev’s The
> Formal Method in Literary Scholarship, calls into serious question his
> authorship of Problems of Dostoevsky's Poetics, and shows that the key
> concepts in famous papers such as ‘The problem of speech genres’ were
> plagiarised from Voloshinov.
> I am embarrassed to have been caught up myself in this scandal, having
> quoted over and over again in talks and publications a couple of passages
> from ‘The problem of speech genres’, wrongly crediting them to Bakhtin.
> I guess it is time for us all to read Marxism and the Philosophy of
> Language carefully again, give credit where credit is due, and start winding
> back this longstanding intellectual charade.
> Bronckart, J-P & C Bota 2011 Bakhtine démasqué: histoire d’un menteur,
> d’une escroquerie et d’un délire collectif. Geneve: Librairie Droz.
> Our thanks for Jean-Paul for this wonderful piece of scholarship.
> Jim (Martin)__________________________________________
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