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The sertão imagery of Rosa and Bisilliat

Grant number: 11/11174-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2011
Effective date (End): September 30, 2012
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Comparative Literature
Principal researcher:Suzi Frankl Sperber
Grantee:Maria Catarina Rabelo Bozio
Home Institution: Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem (IEL). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


The seizure of the dialogue between photographs and text appears as a major focus in the study of the essay which is established by Maureen Bisilliat in A João Guimarães Rosa (1969), production inspired by the Grande Sertão: Veredas (1956), of João Guimarães Rosa. In her work, Bisilliat associates photos to transcripts of the novel Rosean and proposes a kind of roadmap imagery of the interior. This route was favored by a direct contact with the Author, who gave directions to the photografer about the cities to be visited and the "characters-living" of the literary sertão. Reading and systematization of a specific literature on the concepts of photographic images and literature itself, the analysis of the notions of mobility and immobility in the photographs helped to select a specific corpus of imagery described in the book. As the dialogue between literature and photography is still small in the academic, which enabled a systematic beginning of this research was the method of work adopted by Maureen in The Bisilliat Joao Guimaraes Rosa, opening to a range of approaches free Relational proposed by the photographer and also clarify some of the inspirations Bisilliat in the quotations of Grande Sertão: Veredas.