THEORIES OF THE POSTMODERN
Part One of a Six Part series on Theories of the Postmodern, Postmodernism and Intertextuality, was posted on February 7, 2014. This post creates a foundation for the concept of intertextuality by introducing the ideas of Mikhail Bakhtin and tracing the impact of the thought of the Russian literary theorist through the writings of Julia Kristeva.
Working within the confines of the Soviet Union, a place where words, thoughts and deeds were monitored, the literary theorist Mikhail Mikhailovich Bakhtin (1895-1975) examined, in an intellectually safe way, how language cannot be controlled by a central authority.
Dr. Jeanne S. M. Willette