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Nature, nation and tension in Argentine and Brazilian romanticism(s)

Grant number: 11/14922-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2011
Effective date (End): April 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Modern Foreign Literatures
Principal researcher:Valeria de Marco
Grantee:Diego Alejandro Molina
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Our project aims to put in direct relation the discursive production of the first romantic impulse in Argentina and Brazil in the context of the great European Revolutions in general and the renewal post-independence in Latin America in particular. For this, we will analyze the scope of the theoretical postulates of Romanticism, its reception and adaptation of the literate elites of both countries, as well as the speeches in favor of the emerging nationalism. From a corpus established, we will compare two moments of the process of national affirmation of both literate elites. Moments that are condensed the "urgencies" of a bivalent nationalism: to reach the cultural independence from the ex-metropolis, just as they achieved the political independence. The first moment it's about the contact with the ways of "counting" the nature of the texts from European travelers who visited South America since the late eighteenth century, with Humboldt as a model. At this first moment, we consider the texture of voices that make up the travel accounts and how they intertwine in local production. The second moment is determined by the essays of national interpretation and the fictionalization of the homeland, as well as the enthronement of the idea of "national type", condensed in the image of the Indian in Brazil and in Argentina's gaucho. At the last moment, it examines the idea of "national literature" that pervades the whole discourse of nineteenth-century Latin American elites, as well as crystallization and acceptance throughout the twentieth century and even today, lights and keys to read in parallel the processes of invention linked to emerging Nation-states. (AU)

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MOLINA, Diego Alejandro. Naturaleza, nación y tensión en los romanticismos argentino y brasileño. 2015. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas São Paulo.

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