Category: Bak

Discourses about the excluded: to whom is the public space?

A white-walled building, a green metal railing, homeless people's tents, and a tree in front.

Who speaks for the homeless population of big cities? There are public policies aimed at this excluded population, there are the positions of different citizens in relation to the problem, and there are also the legal-administrative positions of the municipality. An analysis is made about the polemic coverage in Folha de S. Paulo regarding this population. Read More →

Conflicting voices: speaking and keeping silent

Cover of the book Retrato Calado by Luiz Roberto Salinas Fortes published by Editora Unesp.

Is speaking or being silent a choice? Faced with the multiplicity of spoken and silent voices in our world, the “experience of language” in a period of political repression, as shown in the work Retrato calado [Silenced Portrait], by Salinas Fortes, is the starting point to reflect on the limits between the duty of speaking/writing and witnessing. Read More →

Open Science: Sharing and transparency in research popularization

Although the concept of “open science” has been circulating a lot in the academic area, it has not always been well understood or accepted. Would it be open access to scientific articles? A democratic science, for all? On adhering to the procedures of open science, Bakhtiniana opens up new dialog possibilities between science and society. Read More →

Language Sciences and Discourses about the Pandemic: the Question of Ethics

The difficult pandemic moment we have been facing demands an ethical posture from every citizen, a position defended by Bakhtiniana (16.4), in “Pandemic, Ethics and Discourses”. The search for and the recognition of these varied ethically responsible postures can be seen in this issue, which focusses on analyzing a variety of speeches in circulation in the period, and the social values they promote. Read More →

Russian Expert’s Notes on the Oeuvre of Mikhail Bakhtin

How is Bakhtin’s work studied and assessed in his homeland, Russia, nowadays? A professor from the same university where Mikhail Bakhtin also taught for several years presents us some notes raising intriguing issues related to Bakhtin’s book Problems of Dostoevsky’s Creation/Poetic, providing the reader a view of them in the Great Time. Read More →