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Journalism and the origins of Macau poetry in Portuguese (1863-1930)

Grant number: 17/22008-4
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2018
Effective date (End): March 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Other Vernacular Literatures
Principal Investigator:Helder Garmes
Grantee:Duarte Nuno Drumond Braga
Supervisor abroad: Rogério Miguel do Deserto Rodrigues de Puga
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: Centre for English, Translation, and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS), Portugal  
Associated to the scholarship:14/00829-8 - Literatures in transit: displacements between Goa, Macao and Portugal in literary works written in Portuguese(1951-1975), BP.PD


This project intends to carry out a research in several Portuguese (and also Macanese, as a complement) Libraries in order to identify Poems written in the Portuguese language, and their authors, in 10 newspapers published in Macau between 1863 and 1930. These documents can be found either in microfilm or in paper. The project also aims to gather bio-bibliographical elements regarding the unknown Poets who wrote them. We wish to clarify conditions of production and circulation of literary texts in this Portuguese colonial enclave and other obscure points as regards the origins of Macau Literature in Portuguese, presented by the critics mainly as a contemporary phenomenon. The Periodical Press, which has been published in Macau in large numbers since the early nineteenth century, and regularly sent to Portugal, may be a key to understand the origins of this literature, going back to a period that has been less studyed and sheding light on its Macanese (Macau-born), Portuguese and other agents. The result of this research will consist of three articles, accompanied by iconographic material and transcripts of the texts collected, and possibly also by other documents. (AU)