Craig Brandist


Russian and Slavonic Studies
University of Sheffield

Fields of interest:

Intellectual environment in the USSR in the 1920s and 1930s, with particular reference to emerging theories of language and culture at that time;

Gestalt Theory.

Recent publications:

‘The Place of ILIaZV in the Developement of the Ideas of the Bakhtin Circle’, in Vasilii Shchukin (ed.) Bakhtin, Evropa, vek dvadtsatyi. Sbornik statei, Cracow: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego, 2006, pp. 73-84.

‘The Rise of Soviet Sociolinguistics from the Ashes of Völkerpsychologie’, Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 42(3) 2006, pp. 261-77.

‘Neobkhodimost´ intellektual´noi istorii’ [The necessity of intellectual history], Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 79 (3) 2006, pp. 56-68.

‘Voloshinov’s Dilemma: on the Philosophical Sources of the Bakhtinian Theory of Dialogue and the Utterance’, in Craig Brandist, David Shepherd and Galin Tihanov (eds.) The Bakhtin Circle: In the Master’s Absence (Manchester: Manchester University press, 2004), pp. 97-124.

‘The Origins of Soviet Sociolinguistics’, Journal of Sociolinguistics 7(2), 2003, pp. 213-31.

The Bakhtin Circle: Philosophy, Culture and Politics. (London: Pluto Press, 2002).