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Recensio and edition of poems of António da Fonseca Soares / Frei António das Chagas with help of the compilations of António Correia Viana (1777-1783)

Grant number: 16/17138-3
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: April 01, 2017 - September 30, 2019
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature
Principal Investigator:Carlos Eduardo Mendes de Moraes
Grantee:Carlos Eduardo Mendes de Moraes
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL-ASSIS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Assis. Assis , SP, Brazil
Associated researchers: Francisco José de Jesus Topa ; Jarbas Vargas Nascimento


The work of the Portuguese poet António da Fonseca Soares, whose religious name was Friar António da Chagas, is made up of extensive documentation, distributed in various archives, libraries and specialized institutes in Portugal. They are usually manuscript texts, which are mentioned, collected or attributed to one of the two names, marking defined moments of a lyrical and circumstantial work and of another sacro-religious, composed of poems, correspondences and expressive oratory. There are publications of the religious side, throughout these centuries, although in a restricted way. The secular work, however, is almost entirely waiting for an edition. The present project proposes to acquire the manuscript documents, compiled by António Correia Viana between the years of 1777 and 1783, to transcribe them and to compare them with the compositions attributed to anonymous in the work Fénix Renascida, therefore, analyzing the publication On the line of the Fénix, there is no poem attributed effectively to António da Fonseca Soares or to Frei António das Chagas, although the manuscripts of António Correia Viana include the information that anonymous poems are his own. The transcription and the comparison with the anonymous ones of the Fénix Renascida must therefore result in the presentation of a list of manuscript poems that António Correia Viana compiles and that in this project should be thrown into the discussion, with special attention to those attributed to António da Fonseca Soares , The least publicized of the names. The justification of the project is based on the importance of this set of manuscripts as a source of studies for seventeenth-century Lusophone poetry, especially with regard to the qualification by genres and the repercussions of these choices within the scope of the printed or handwritten circulation in the Luso-Brazilian space. In other words, the project aims at acquiring digital copies, transcribing them, comparing them with the little that has been published (attributed to the anonymous poet) and presenting them as a set of poems in non-printed but circulated form (Fonseca Soares and Frei Chagas), more incisively that of Fonseca Soares, whose formal and moralistic criticism placed him as a bad example until very recently, when the works of the critics From the middle and end of the last century begin to revitalize it. The choice of the working method is decisive, as it implies the application of criteria that are not limited to editing techniques according to traditional models. It is based on the propositions of Moreira (2011), which works with the work of Gregorio de Matos e Guerra, whose characteristics, at different moments, resemble those of the form of production and circulation of the work of the "Antónios" (Fonseca Soares and Frei Chagas). The expected results are: 1. Delimitation of the corpus referring to the compiled poems of the author (s) under study. 2. Increased studies on the poet, through projects that develop at undergraduate and postgraduate level within the framework of the Study Group Writing in Colonial Brazil and its relations. 3. Continuation of the actions aiming at the edition of a complete work of "Antónios" (Fonseca Soares and Frei Chagas). (AU)

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