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The misplaced machine of the real: an analysis of the fantastic on José J. Veiga's narrative

Grant number: 17/26479-1
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2018
Effective date (End): June 30, 2018
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Brazilian Literature
Principal researcher:Ricardo Gaiotto de Moraes
Grantee:Rafael Vinicius Costa Corrêa
Supervisor abroad: David Roas Deus
Home Institution: Pró-Reitoria de Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação. Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas (PUC-CAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Research place: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain  
Associated to the scholarship:16/19762-6 - The sins of reality: between the real and the magical in the critical reception of José J. Veiga, BP.IC

Abstract

Based on the studies of David Roas (2014) and Irlemar Chiampi (2008), this research aims to study the aspects of fantastic and marvelous-realism genres on literary fiction, doing so specifically to analyze the narratives of the Brazilian short-story and novel writer José J. Veiga (1915-1999). Via a comparative approach, the research will appropriate these contemporary perspectives on the fantastic-marvelous genre studies to propose a new reading set in order to analyze distinct characteristics of José J. Veiga's fiction. Thus, this investigation intends to provide new approaches on Veiga's fiction, comparing these contemporary perspectives to former readings based on other theoretical backgrounds such as Todorov's The Fantastic: A Structural Approach to a Literary Genre. (AU)

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