Women Dined Well: Bakhtinian Carnivalesque in Caryl Churchill's Top Girls

  • Dilayda Tülübaş Humboldt University of Berlin


Caryl Churchill’s most celebrated play Top Girls begins with a remarkable supper scene, where various women from history and art come together to dine, celebrate, and share stories. Mikhail Bakhtin’s theory of carnivalesque provides a conceptual vocabulary to explore and analyze the firct act of Top Girls and show how the dinner scene functions as a “carnivalesque” that shows the reader the symbolic essence of food, act of consumption and its complex and dynamic relation with gender identities.

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How to Cite
Tülübaş, D. (2021). Women Dined Well: Bakhtinian Carnivalesque in Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls. Digital Literature Review, 8(1), 52-59. https://doi.org/10.33043/DLR.8.1.52-59