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From the closet to the movie theater: an analysis of movie posters with a gay subject

Grant number: 15/07837-9
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2015
Effective date (End): January 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Linguistics
Principal researcher:Arnaldo Cortina
Grantee:Leonardo Erivelto Soares de Oliveira
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Araraquara. Araraquara , SP, Brazil


The purpose of our study is to apprehend the meaning of movie posters of two recent productions that deal with homoerotic relationships between boys / men: Hoje eu quero voltar sozinho (2014) and Praia do Futuro (2014). In addition, we intend to determine the images of the enunciator and the enunciatee that can be inferred from the structure of such discursive configurations. For this purpose, we will apply the tools and concepts of Greimassian semiotics. We will examine the content plane of both the visual and the verbal language with the tools of the generative trajectory of meaning, which is a method that consists in going from the simple to the complex, passing by the fundamental, narrative and discursive levels. We will investigate the expression plane of the visual language with the scheme suggested by Greimas for plastic semiotics, taking into account the eidetic, chromatic and topological aspects.

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