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Chekhov's dramatic poetics: a view on the communication problems

Grant number: 08/02117-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2009
Effective date (End): February 28, 2011
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Modern Foreign Literatures
Principal researcher:Elena Vássina
Grantee:Priscilla Herrerias
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The gaps in the communication processes between Chekhov's dramatic characters consist on a basic and definitive feature of the author's poetics. This project intends to analyse in the four major plays of the Russian author, "The Seagull" (1896), "Uncle Vanya" (1897), "Three Sisters" (1900) and "The Cherry Orchard" (1904), special aspects of these operations. The research will investigate the difficulties found by the characters to communicate with each other, considering the importance of non-verbal aspects of communication (pauses, silences and actions) in Chekhov's dramas. We shall base our analysis on the studies regarding communication by Roman Jakobson and Yuri Lotman, two of the most important Russian theoreticians of the twentieth century. Moreover, this project has the objective to enlighten different artistic procedures that establish a new paradigm of communication in Chekhov's plays and to define its importance in the creation of an artistic language by the author. (AU)

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HERRERIAS, Priscilla. Chekhov\'s dramatic poetics: a view on the communication problems. 2011. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

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