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Journalistic criticism of Ana Cristina Cesar

Grant number: 16/23558-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2017
Effective date (End): April 09, 2021
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Literature Theory
Principal researcher:Marcos Antonio Siscar
Grantee:Raquel Machado Galvão
Home Institution: Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem (IEL). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):18/19168-2 - The journalistic criticism of Ana Cristina Cesar / la critique journalistique d'Ana Cristina Cesar, BE.EP.DR


This project seeks to realize a survey of the journalistic criticism written by Ana Cristina Cesar (1952-1983) in Brazilian periodicals in the 1970's and 1980's decades, from the consultation of texts already published in books or restricted to public and private archives. The initial corpus of the analysis will be the critics present in big circulating journals, such as Jornal do Brasil, Folha de São Paulo and Veja Magazine, in specialized publications such as Mimeo (PUC-RJ) and Colóquio Letras Magazine, and in alternative forms of publication, such as Opinião, Almanaque 10, Alguma Poesia and Leia Livros. Considering the scant approach of the writer's collaboration in periodicals, that promoted interventions in Brazilian literary system from the elaboration of a criticism stitched up by the revolutionary dimension of language - by the light of the political reading of resistance and combative line of languages proposed by Roland Barthes, the approach seeks to reconstitute the journalistic work of Ana Cristina Cesar, considering the strategies of construction of this criticism, the constitutive markings, and the dialogues promoted from her published texts in newspapers with the poetic production present in A Teus Pés (1982). I am interested in diagnose the ruptures promoted by the writer in the elaboration of language inserted in the movement of a political praxis that moves away from fixed thoughts. My hypothesis is that reflections such as the poetic and power relations in the literary universe, the interface of literature with other arts, the historical construction of love speech, the role of women in literature, self-writing, translation exercises, the transgression through art, literary performance and eroticism, recurrent themes of criticism and poetry, definitively mobilized Brazilian journalistic criticism about literature, as well as promoted ruptures of format and in the treatment of art in traditional media and in alternative platforms of diffusion of criticism.

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