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Immanence and intertextuality in the movie the hours, by Stephen Daldry: visual aspects

Grant number: 13/19891-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Master's degree
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2014
Effective date (End): June 30, 2014
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Linguistics
Principal Investigator:Elizabeth Harkot-de-La Taille
Grantee:Taís de Oliveira
Supervisor: Maria Giulia Dondero
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: Université de Liège (ULg), Belgium  
Associated to the scholarship:12/24233-1 - Enunciation and intertextuality in the movie The Hours, by Stephen Daldry, BP.MS


The Hours is a movie about three women's lives. It is based on Virginia Woolf's novel Mrs. Dalloway (first published in 1925), and on Woolf's biography. Therefore, it characterizes a challenge to Discourse Semiotics, a theory which claims for immanent studies. As every movie, The Hours (directed by Stephen Daldry, 2002) is a multimodal object, which consists of diverse meaning-making strategies and modes. Some of the modes used are natural language (oral and written), songs and other sound effects, as well as visual content. Groupe mu is an international reference in the field of visual semiotics. We intend to benefit from this one semester experience in order to analyze the visual aspects of the movie according to their studies, unfortunately not easily available in Brazil. We also intend to establish a dialogue between their theoretical approach used in visual semiotic analysis, and the most widespread approach in Brazil, i. e., Flochian semi-symbolism. (AU)

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