09/02/2012

MARXIST THEORIST - Mikhail Bakhtin and his theory of 'the carnivalesque'.

The term carnivalesque was created by Marxist theorist Mikhail Bakhin, which is used to refer to a literary mode that liberates and subverts assumptions made by the dominant style or atmosphere through humor or chaos. This means that people would do something the opposite of what an audience would expect for the sake of humor or chaos. This is the opposite to Barthes' theory of Mythologies, in which somebody would do what an audience would expect.

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