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Intermittent images: critical operation and procedures on Nuno Ramo's books

Grant number: 12/15358-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2012
Effective date (End): November 30, 2013
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Literature Theory
Principal Investigator:Marcos Antonio Siscar
Grantee:Júlia Vasconcelos Studart
Home Institution: Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem (IEL). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil

Abstract

This research aims to investigate the modes of critical operation and procedures of Nuno Ramos' literary work - who is a Brazilian visual artist and writer. This investigation departs both from images which could be identified as distinguishing tools of Nuno Ramos' procedures and from the usage modulations of those intermittent images. Firstly, he directly suggests an image taken away from João Cabral de Melo Neto's poetry, which is the image of literature as a "knife only blade", which occupies the world "spherology" and, secondly, we suggest an image for discussing with his procedure, taken away from Max Martins' poetry, which is the image of literature as an "exposed body", always facing the terror of present time. Those are images which emerge from a confrontation of literature figurations with a utopian perturbation, that is, an ethical suggestion and a deliberate insertion of resistance on the space of present as a "survival" of images and forms (Georges Didi-Huberman) and a politics for contemporary world set up under the spherologic perspective of catastrophe (Peter Sloterdijk). This research will carry out various readings, critical and dynamic essays in order to read the intertextual movement of Nuno Ramos' literature, focusing on both images taken from Brazilian modern poetry, in addition to other images which may emerge during the research course. The aim is to understand and articulate critically what is suggested by his work as an intermittent image between an effective participation in the art circuit and Brazilian literature and, at the same time, as a confrontation of rules of that circuit considering what those images suggest on his work. Furthermore, this research intends to contribute to a critical reading of Brazilian contemporary production and its contact and collision zones with modernity.