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Events, Speech Genres and Stories

(Original title: Udalosti, rečové žánre a príbehy)
Filozofia, 66 (2011), 7, 634-643.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Slovak

The aim of the paper is to interpret systematically M. M. Bakhtin’s views on genre. Although Aristotle was the first among philosophers – and one of the first among thinkers in general – who focused on the issues of artistic and rhetorical genres, philosophy ignored these issues for a considerably long time. One of the first philosophers who approached the issue of genre within a wider context of the philosophy of language was Mikhail M. Bakhtin, a Russian philosopher and literary scholar. As early as in the 1920s he started to reflect on the so-called small speech genres. It later served him as the basis for a remarkable theory of the primary and secondary genres. Bakhtin is a world-wide renowned novel theoretician, but his genre theory is no less topical, since it corresponds with the issues focused on by philosophers much later.


Event, Small speech genre, Story, Consummatedness, Compositional procedures, Architectural form

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