profile icon
Dr

John Cook

Honorary
Languages And Linguistics
dostoevsky
social sciences
parody
m. m. bakhtin
mikhail mikhailovich bakhtin
russia
work
cultural studies
aesopian language
John Cook's Profile Picture
Dr

John Cook

 
Division
Arts
John Cook's Profile Picture
Dr

John Cook

 

John Cook is currently an Honorary Fellow at the School of Languages and Linguistics, University of Melbourne, also tutoring in the Russian Department. He occupies the position of Reviews Editor, Australian Slavonic and East European Studies and recently assumed the role of Secretary-Treasurer of the Australian and New Zealand Slavists' Association for the period 2019-2023 inclusive.

In mid-2017 he completed a project on how M. M. Bakhtin appropriated Lucian of Samosata's Menippean satire and internalized it for use in his theories, which was subsequently published in Critical Theory [ISSN 2515-4702]. This was followed by a project involving Bakhtin's analysis of selected figures of speech in Dostoevsky's work, published in The Dostoevsky Journal [ISSN 1535-5314]. He has just completed research that examines Bakhtin's relationship with the German proto-Romantic tradition (specifically the works of Hamann and Herder), a paper on which has been accepted by Studies in East European Thought [ISSN 1573-0948] for a forthcoming issue. Projects planned for the future are likely to include a comparison of aspects of Ordinary Language Philosophy common to both South Asian and Western traditions. He has presented papers at Bakhtin XVI in Shanghai (2017), Bakhtin XV in Stockholm (2014) and the Australian and New Zealand Slavists’ Association’s annual conferences (2013 and 2018). In addition to those mentioned above, he has published articles in Parallax and previous issues of Australian Slavonic and East European Studies. He regularly reviews titles for the latter journal. He completed his D.Phil in Medieval and Modern Languages (Russian sub-faculty) at the University of Oxford in 2016. His dissertation focused on Bakhtin's self-fashioning and its implications for this author’s work. Prior to his candidacy at Oxford, he had careers in Book Publishing and Information Technology.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 10 most recent scholarly works by John Cook.

Credentials

Positions

Positions


Honorary

Languages And Linguistics

Honorary

Languages And Linguistics

Casual

Languages And Linguistics

Education

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Oxford

Arts (Russian)

University of Melbourne

Master of Knowledge Management

University of Melbourne

Postgraduate Certificate in Knowledge Management

University of Melbourne

Graduate Diploma in Computing

Monash University

Diploma of Book and Periodical Production

University of the Arts London

Bachelor of Arts

University of Melbourne

Links

Links