About the author: Jeffrey Johnson received his PhD from the University of Washington. Professor Johnson is presently researching 20s and 30s poetry in Japan under the auspices of the social Science Research Council, on leave from the University of Utah where he teaches Japanese and Comparative Literature.
2001 0-7734-7494-3 Although Bakhtinian theory has influenced a great many fields, this book is the first study of its kind in Japanese Studies. The essays rigorously apply Bakhtin’s ideas to Japanese texts or to situations in Japan. This book will aid in bringing the central notions in Bakhtin’s work to the aid of scholars working in Japanese fields both inside and outside of Japan.