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Goan cultural journalism around 1961

Grant number: 17/18625-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2017
Effective date (End): April 30, 2020
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Other Vernacular Literatures
Principal researcher:Helder Garmes
Grantee:Marcello Felisberto Morais de Assunção
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
Associated scholarship(s):19/22247-4 - Echoes of liberation: The Postcolonial Goa (1961-1967) in the "Portuguese India" boxes of the Torre do Tombo National Archive., BE.EP.PD


This project focuses on cultural and literary production in Goa, around the time of the end of Portuguese colonialism in 1961. The Portuguese-language press in Goa in the twentieth century was quite profitable, mentioning the daily O Heraldo (1900-), which still is circulating under the title Heraldo and written in English, or periodicals in Margão like A Vida (1938-1966) or Diário da Noite (1939-1967), by Panjim, which ended a few years after the end of the process colonial. The aim of this work is to search the literary works published in these newspapers by the most prominent Portuguese-language writers of the time and to reflect on the changes undergone in the field of culture as a function of the 1961 episode, emphasizing the importance of the press in the formation of a literary tradition in ex-colonies.