This book looks beyond the concepts of carnival and dialogue and traces the transformation of the Bakhtin Circle's thought from its introduction to the West in Julia Kristeva's seminal late-1960s theory of intertextuality, through Tzvetan Todorov's landmark study.
Introduction: Is Mikhaïl Bakhtine French? 1. The Structuralist in the Closet 2. The Loop(hole) of Sociality 3. The Problem of Sociality 4. Dialogism in the (Post)structuralist Imagination 5. Two Master Narratives ((Post)structuralism and the Cold War), But No Superaddressee