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Horace in Dialogue

Bakhtinian Readings in the "Satires</I>

Suzanne Sharland

Contents: The moralising satires of Horace – The problematic concept of the ‘diatribe’ – Theories of monologue and dialogue – Bakhtin’s concept of dialogue and dialogism – Bakhtin’s concept of polyphony – Bakhtin’s concept of heteroglossia – The dialogic nature of Horace’s Satires Book One – Horace’s satiric persona – Bakhtin’s concept of ‘addressivity’ – Reading satires as ‘little dramas’ or interactions between speakers, interlocutors, addressees, and audiences – Inversions and reversals in the moralising satires of Book Two – Other voices as sources: heteroglossia and Horace’s satires – Other voices on Horace: polyphony and the moralising satires of Book Two – Bakhtin’s concepts of ‘authoritative discourse’ and ‘internally persuasive discourse’ – Bakhtin’s concept of the Carnivalesque and Horace’s Saturnalian satires.