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Combined and uneven comparisons: rethinking the fields of african and postcolonial literary studies within the debate on world-literature


The project is a research proposal situated in the fields of African literary studies and postcolonial literary theory, to be addressed as two fields characterized by a significant proximity and in growing affirmation within Brazilian and global academic and critical contexts. Proposing a mapping of critical paradigms produced within the field of postcolonial studies, with particular focus on the recent developments that characterize the debate on world-literature, the Project analyses a corpus of established contemporary African writers, with the aim to consolidate a new theoretical category that corresponds to the notion of (semi-)peripheral African novel. The main hypothesis is to tackle this new theoretical category as a paradigmatic literary form in order to set the basis of a new theoretical approach and also for the establishment of a possibly original field of study identified as Comparative African Literatures. (AU)

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BRUGIONI, ELENA; FENDLER, UTE. Islands, Theory and the Postcolonial Environment: Reading the Work of Khal Torabully. PORTUGUESE STUDIES, v. 37, n. 2, p. 15-pg., . (20/07836-0)

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