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"the figure of the captive in Argentine contemporary narratives: Maria Rosa Lojo and Jorge Luis Borges"

Grant number: 13/02770-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2013
Effective date (End): December 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature
Principal Investigator:Maria de Fatima Alves de Oliveira Marcari
Grantee:Taís Reyes de Souza
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL-ASSIS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Assis. Assis , SP, Brazil


Our work aims to analyze the tale Otra historia del guerrero y la cautiva, by writer Maria Rosa Lojo, from of examination of intertextual dialogue established with the narrative of Jorge Luis Borges "Historia del guerrero y la cautiva", as well as the novel Lucía Miranda by Eduarda Mansilla. More specifically, we will investigate how the narrative of Maria Rosa Lojo emerges as a counter-writing of Borges's story, at the same time incorporates and extends the break with the archetype of the captive already present in the novel of Eduarda Mansilla. Thereby, the Lojo"s narrative discusses the foundational myth of the captive, and reframes the archetypal formula civilization versus barbarism, renewing its arguments and updating the foundational myths in the literary system, to create a utopian space and programmatic effective.