This volume celebrates hundred years of Bakhtin’s heritage: in September 13 of 1919 in the literary journal Den Iskusstva (The Day of the Art) was published the first work of Mikhail Bakhtin, Art and Answerability, the work that became his literary manifesto.
This book aims to examine the heritage of Mikhail Bakhtin in a variety of disciplines. To achieve this end, we drew upon colleagues from eight different countries across the world--United States, Canada, Spain, Great Britain, France, Russia, Chile, and Japan--in order to bring the widest variety of points of view on the subject. But we also wanted this book to be more than just another collection of essays of literary criticism. For this reason we invited contributions by scholars from different disciplines- -including theater, translation, and psychology--that is, those who have dealt with Bakhtin’s heritage and saw its practical application in their fields. Therefore, some of these chapters are not written in a typical humanist academic scholarly style. And that is as it should be.