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Return to philology and humanism in Edward Said

Grant number: 14/04757-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2015
Effective date (End): May 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Literature Theory
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal researcher:Eduardo Sterzi de Carvalho Júnior
Grantee:Lucas de Jesus Santos
Home Institution: Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem (IEL). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


In this research proposal, it is aimed to investigate the proposal of return to philology of Edward Said. For this, besides the study and analysis of his publications on the subject, it is invested in a characterization of a certain philological lineage, as pointed out by Edward Said, which appear as precursors Giambattista Vico, Friedrich Nietzsche and Erich Auerbach. In this lineage, notions such as humanism and philology reappear forcefully embedded in certain cultural-political project proposed by the palestinian intellectual. For Said, a return to philology and the promotion of a new humanism are involved in the production of spaces of cultural coexistence and democratic criticism. Philology would not be more oriented towards recovering a primordial sense of humanity, but precisely towards the production of a privileged knowledge to the deal with the historical multiplicity of human self-expressions. It is necessary, finally, based on Said and what he inferred from his precursors, to discuss the place of philology and humanism in contemporary literary studies. (AU)

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SANTOS, Lucas de Jesus. Return to philology and humanism in Edward W. Said. 2016. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem Campinas, SP.

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