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The genre short story in English in Goan literature, India

Grant number: 16/23254-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2017
Effective date (End): December 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Other Vernacular Literatures
Principal researcher:Helder Garmes
Grantee:Geovana Gladis Morato
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:14/15657-8 - Thinking Goa - a singular archive in Portuguese, AP.TEM

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to study the relevance of the genre short story in English in Goan literature in India. To better understand these narratives, a brief historiography of the short story genre will be made in Goa, taking into account that it is the result of the relationship between the pre-colonial Indian literary tradition and the literary traditions in Portuguese and English, the latter both in India and in the Goa diaspora in America, Asia and Africa. The research will consider formal aspects of the genre as well as the themes of greater recurrence. Finally he will study some particular manifestations of the genre after a survey of the various collections of stories in circulation today. (AU)

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