Michael Holquist. Photo: Yale Comparative Literature Dpt

Michael Holquist. Photo: Yale Comparative Literature Dpt

Michael Holquist

Professor emeritus at Yale University, USA, and doctor honoris causa at Stockholm University, Sweden. He is in the Western world known as the introducer of Bakhtin. He is also the researcher who most thoroughly has interpreted Bakhtin, and also developed his ideas. He is world wide known as the most prominent expert on Bakhtin.

Hugo Lagercrantz

Hugo Lagercrantz  

 

Hugo Lagercrantz

Professor in pediatrics at The Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. He is a world-famous researcher on new-born children. His research is extensive; it spans from medical problems within the new-born to interaction between child and care giver. During the last years his research has focused on consciousness in the new born child.

 

Per Linell. Photo: Private

Per Linell. Photo: Private 

Per Linell

Professor at Linköping University, Sweden. He is one of the most prominent researchers in the world as to the study of spoken language. From the point of departure of dialogue and dialogicality he challenges the predominant grammatical view of linguistics, which for decades has been based on written language.

 

Ragnar Rommetveit. Photo: Ståle Skogstad

Ragnar Rommetveit. Photo: Ståle Skogstad

Ragnar Rommetveit

Professor emeritus in psychology at Oslo University, Norway. He is one of the most prominent researchers in the world on dialogism and intersubjectivity. His notion of the concept of intersubjectivity has extensively been quoted by researchers dealing with the concept of dialogue and dialogicality all over the world.

 

James V. Wertsch

The organizers of the Bakhtin Conference are sorry to announce that Professor James V. Wertsch was not be able to attend the conference. His paper was read by Michael Holquist.

Professor at Washington University, St Louis, USA, and doctor honoris causa at Linköping University, Sweden. He is the world wide known researcher who has developed Vygotskian and Bakhtinian ideas, and also integrated them into his forefront studies on sociocultural theories about action and mind.