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José de Alencar and the tension between domestic and foreign in the making of Brazilian literature

Grant number: 13/06477-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2013
Effective date (End): August 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Brazilian Literature
Principal researcher:Márcia Azevedo de Abreu
Grantee:Valéria Cristina Bezerra
Home Institution: Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem (IEL). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:11/07342-9 - The transatlantic circulation of printed matter: the globalisation of culture in the 19th Century, AP.TEM
Associated scholarship(s):14/09955-6 - José de Alencar in Europe and the effort to consecrate the Brazilian literature, BE.EP.DR


This study is meant to understand the process of creating Brazilian literature in an international context of book writing, selling and reading, focusing on the case of José de Alencar. In order to do that, it will analyse the booksellers market to identify the presence of Brazilian and foreign books available to Brazilian readers in the city of Rio de Janeiro between 1856 and 1877, and the share of Alencar's books in that market back then. This project is also meant to analyse the critics' views on Alencar´s works, as well as the reviews written by the author in that same time, considering the importance of foreign references in this reflection. Additionally, this study will look into the presence of Alencar in Europe between 1863 and 1907, and analyse the foreign critics' opinion about the writer's works in that same period. (AU)

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BEZERRA, Valéria Cristina. Between the national and the foreign: José de Alencar and the Brazilian literature's constitution in an international context. 2016. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem Campinas, SP.

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