Date of Award
Master of Arts in English Composition
For this project, the author uses Bakhtin's theory of carnival to illuminate Zappa's sound and rhetoric. The author hopes that by using this theoretical lens allows audiences to understand Zappa's choices in subject matter. Those who can see his work as satire and understand the use of carnivalesque techniques in challenging authority see the genius in his work.
Antinora, Sarah Hill, "Frank Zappa and Mikhail Bakhtin: Rabelais's carnival made contemporary" (2008). Theses Digitization Project. 141.