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Heteroglossia: Bakhtinian Dialogism within a Play's Monologue

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This study tries to expand the richness of Bakhtin’s theory of novel by showing the reader that its thorough features could be traced back in a play rather than a novel, considering it more than what is usually the basis of “historical poetics” mainly in the form of a novel accentuating the constitution of a social ideology besides an individual one while gesturing dialogically in the interaction between representation in its textual form and particularities of its proper probable forces in their socio-historical stratifications within notions such as dialogism, intertextuality, heteroglossia and polyphony. To do so a successful Irish play of exuberance is invited to be served by a thinker from the past Soviet. Since the references are written in an artistic language, a language near to a poetic one tries to tinker rationality to irrationality. In the light of O’Halloran’s eccentric nostalgia which tries to handle a play all in all monologically from the voice of just a single character, one may seem to be listening to the symphony of Bakhtin’s polyphonic heteroglossia stratified within the architectonics of both authors’ interillumination.

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Periodical:
International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 52)
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55-60
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A. A. Moslemi and S. Hemmati, "Heteroglossia: Bakhtinian Dialogism within a Play's Monologue", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 52, pp. 55-60, 2015
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May 2015
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.2307/2497064

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