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Camilo Castelo Branco and Joaquim Manuel de Macedo: convergences in the rise of the novel in the peripheries of capitalism

Grant number: 09/01776-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2010
Effective date (End): October 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Other Vernacular Literatures
Principal Investigator:Paulo Fernando da Motta de Oliveira
Grantee:Luciene Marie Pavanelo
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


This project is an extension of the research that I have been doing for five and a half years about Camilo Castelo Branco's novel. During the Scientific Initiation and the Master's, I aimed to show that camilian work, instead of being polarized in passionate and satirical novels, has a theme that permeates the most part of it: the criticism that the author does about the literature and the society of his time, by using a parodic and metaliterary discourse, covered by the tears and the laughs that his plots cause to the reader. Studying the Brazilian novelist Joaquim Manuel de Macedo, I founded many points of convergence with the Portuguese writer, mainly in the stereotyped image built around its names and the themes and narrative procedures utilized by them in their works. I intend, with this research, to investigate the causes of this convergence, starting from the hypothesis that they, being protagonists of the rise of the novel in Portugal and Brazil, peripheries of capitalism - in the expression utilized by Roberto Schwarz -, countries that, moreover, had the same language and a common cultural basis, these writers shared, in a certain way, similar social-cultural contexts. If, on the one hand, in order to serve the consumer market, they needed to maintain the ties with the literature in vogue, on the other they tried to withdraw from it, in a movement of adhesion and repulsion to the imported models.

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PAVANELO, Luciene Marie. Camilo Castelo Branco and Joaquim Manuel de Macedo: convergences in the rise of the novel in the peripheries of capitalism. 2013. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

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