This project seeks to realize a survey of journalistic criticism written by Ana Cristina Cesar (1952-1983) in brazilian periodicals in 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, Veja Magazine and Isto é Magazine, in specialized publications such as Mimeo (PUC-RJ), Colóquio Letras Magazine and Almanaque, and in alternative forms of publication, such as Opinião, Leia Livros, o Beijo, and others. Considering the scant approach of the writer's collaboration in periodicals, which promoted interventions in the brazilian literary field from the elaboration of a criticism sewn 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 aims to reconstitute the journalistic work of Ana Cristina Cesar, considering the strategies of construction of this criticism, the constitutive characteristics that compose them, and the dialogues present between texts published in newspapers and the poetic production of A Teus Pés (1982). I am interested in diagnosing the ruptures promoted by the writer in the elaboration of the language inserted in the movement of a dissident political praxis of 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, mobilized in a definitive way the brazilian journalistic scene that covers the field of literature, and also promoted acratic discourses - outside the doxa and paradoxical - in traditional media and in alternative platforms of diffusion of brazilian criticism.
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