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Dare to resist. Dare to exist: the resistance activists and the post-dictatorship literature

Grant number: 17/06026-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2017
Effective date (End): August 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Brazilian Literature
Principal Investigator:Márcio Orlando Seligmann-Silva
Grantee:Lua Gill da Cruz
Host Institution: Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem (IEL). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):18/21499-7 - Dictatorship and democracy in the contemporary Brazilian literature: a theoretical approach, BE.EP.DR


This research project intends to study the literary production about Brazilian dictatorship, in particular novels produced in the 21st century, post-dictatorial, in an intertextual and interdiscursive approach. Written within a time lapse of more than forty years, the literary works build a type of reading about the historical past from the current days, and mostly about the survivors' attempt of working through the traumatic experience. The proposal focus on the literary corpus of Ainda estou aqui (2015), by Marcelo Rubens Paiva; Azul-corvo (2010), by Adriana Lisboa; K. - relato de uma busca, (2011), by Bernardo Kucinski; and Soledad no Recife (2009), by Uraniano Mota, to analyze the ways the resistance and the resistance activists are symbolized in these works, in other words, assuming the hypothesis that these novels present another literary perspective on what it meant and to what means, today, to resist. In contrast to the point of view of official history, which aims to erase and to silence, the literary pieces try to incorporate the history of those who participated of the opposition, many by giving their own lives, in a way that they will not be forgotten. This project passes by the concepts of trauma, mourning, gender and defeat and the hypothesis that, from a different time of enunciation, resisting expands to literature itself, through narrators and actors who, many decades after, write, in their literary works, the traumatic experiences of this period and the characters' erased or hidden stories. (AU)

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CRUZ, Lua Gill da. Past futures : brazilian dictatorship in the 21st century literature. 2021. 322 f. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem.

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