[KB] as long as the pipeline is open

David Blakesley david.blakesley at gmail.com
Mon Oct 16 15:58:10 EDT 2017


And how fortunate we are here at Clemson that Don will be paying a visit to
my Bakhtin/Burke seminar next week!

There are many points of overlap between Burke and Bakhtin, even though
each is writing from a dramatically different context. Here's just one
teaser, a passage from Bakhtin's essay "Author and Hero in Aesthetic
Activity," that one my students pointed out (Whitney Jordan Adams) and that
reminded me of KB's concepts of identification/division and
constubstantiality:

This other human being whom I am contemplating, I shall always see and know
> something that he, from his place outside and over against me, cannot see
> himself: parts of his body that are inaccessible to his own gaze (his head,
> his face and its expression), the world behind his back…are accessible to
> me but not to him. As we gaze at each other, two different worlds are
> reflected in the pupils of our eyes…to annihilate this difference
> completely, it would be necessary to merge into one, to become one and the
> same person.
>


> This ever-present excess of my seeing, knowing and possessing in relation
> to any other human being, is founded in the uniqueness and irreplaceability
> of my place in the world (*Art and Answerability,* 23).


What's interesting is that Bakhtin's perspectives on concepts like
heteroglossia, dialogism, polyphony, and laughter help add texture to key
Burkeian ideas like terministic screens, competitive-cooperation, the comic
frame, identification, and more.

We'll report back after Don's visit!

Dave



On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 1:52 PM, Kris Rutten <Kris.Rutten at ugent.be> wrote:

> Dear colleagues,
>
> There is a paper by Don Bialostosky on Burke and Bakhtin in one of the
> special issues of KB Journal that came out of the Burke conference in
> Ghent: http://www.kbjournal.org/summer2015
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Kris
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>
> > Op 16 okt. 2017, om 19:41 heeft Jack Selzer <jls25 at psu.edu> het
> volgende geschreven:
> >
> > Don Bialostosky at Pitt has been all over the Burke/Bakhtin
> correspondences. I don't have a citation handy, but if you write to Don,
> he'll get back to you.
> >
> > Jack
> >
> >
> >
> > Jack Selzer
> > Paterno Family Liberal Arts Professor
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> > From: "Stan Lindsay" <slindsa at yahoo.com>
> > To: "Clarke Rountree" <rountrj at uah.edu>, kb at kbjournal.org
> > Sent: Monday, October 16, 2017 1:35:14 PM
> > Subject: Re: [KB] as long as the pipeline is open
> >
> > I have no matches for Bakhtin in my concordance.
> >
> > Dr. Stan A. Lindsay, Ph.D.
> > Teaching Professor
> > Professional Communication
> > College of Applied Studies
> > Florida State University
> > slindsay at pc.fsu.edu
> > http://www.stanlindsay.com
> > http://www.lindsayDIS.COM
> >
> >
> > From: Clarke Rountree <rountrj at uah.edu>
> > To: "kb at kbjournal.org" <kb at kbjournal.org>
> > Sent: Monday, October 16, 2017 12:54 PM
> > Subject: [KB] as long as the pipeline is open
> >
> > While I have your ears with my prior anecdotal missive:
> >
> > I'm lecturing on Bakhtin in rhetorical theory today and I was struck by
> how many of his ideas appear consonant with Burke's. I don't recall him
> ever citing Bakhtin (maybe there weren't translations early enough). Has
> anyone compared the two?
> >
> > Clarke
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