|Support type:||Scholarships in Brazil - Master|
|Effective date (Start):||January 01, 2013|
|Effective date (End):||April 30, 2014|
|Field of knowledge:||Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Literature Theory|
|Principal researcher:||Marcia Valeria Zamboni Gobbi|
|Grantee:||Pollyanna Souza Menegheti|
|Home Institution:||Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Araraquara. Araraquara , SP, Brazil|
This present study aims to analyze the British detective novel from the XIX and the early XX centuries, in its historicity, considering that this subgenre of literature has characteristic elements from the period it was developed, like, for an example, the main role of logic and rationality in its plots.The existence of the detective stories is intimately linked to the psychological structure of the society where it's been built on, like the notions of science and scientism that were driven by the Positivism and the methodical science. Likewise, the changes on the status of fiction and on the concept of verisimilitude allowed the consolidation of the detective stories.Therefore, this study will work with these elements, studying the relationship between literature and history, thinking about the possible historical influences in the detective stories, the representation of society in its plots and how its narrative is built to create the unity of effect, as it was proposed by Edgar Allan Poe. Three works from Arthur Conan Doyle, all of them protagonized by the renowned detective Sherlock Holmes, will be analyzed, as well as three works from Agatha Christie, all of them protagonized by her most famous character, the belgian detective Hercule Poirot.