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The memory in the contemporary fiction: the writing of historic trauma

Grant number: 15/04423-9
Support type:Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
Duration: August 02, 2015 - September 24, 2015
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature
Principal Investigator:Sandra Margarida Nitrini
Grantee:Sandra Margarida Nitrini
Visiting researcher: Florence Godeau
Visiting researcher institution: Université Jean Moulin Lyon III, France
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

This Plan of Research has three connected aspects: 1) a deeper investigation about the relations between memory and historic trauma in the Brazilian contemporary narrative, which are also the object of a Project led by University of Lyon and USP, specially by meetings with the researchers from the Department of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature and by consultations of the Instituto de Estudos Brasileiros's and FFLCH's libraries; 2) an investigation about critic reception of Kafka's works in Brazil - an author who is an important reference to the study of relations between historic trauma, memory and fiction - as well as an investigation about the presence of his works in contemporary Brazilian fiction, mainly in Bernardo Kucinski's narratives, and in the Sebastião Salgado's photographic works; 3) consultations of audio-visuals documents and iconography related at the period 1964-1985 in the history of Brazil, which are barely accessible in France. (AU)