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The reception of Brazilian Literature in the English-Speaking world - second part (literary contacts Brazil-USA)

Grant number: 19/00319-3
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): August 06, 2019
Effective date (End): February 05, 2020
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Linguistics - Applied Linguistics
Principal Investigator:Lenita Maria Rimoli Pisetta
Grantee:Lenita Maria Rimoli Pisetta
Host: Kenneth David Jackson
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : Yale University, United States  

Abstract

The project continues an earlier research conducted in the United Kingdon with the help of FAPESP. The aim is to carry out a field work in the United States about the reception and presence of works of Brazilian literature translated into English. Cultural agents (either persons or institutions) who promote these publications, their diffusion and circulation will be contacted The research activities include interviews (with translators, editors and university teachers), contact with University departments/centers of Brazilian studies, among others. A survey of the main USA newspapers is also intended, so as to compile critical reviews and comments on Brazilian literature and culture, the publication of Brazilian works translated into English and their reception. The theoretical frame of reference for the study will be works based on the Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu as articulated by translation scholars such as Jean-Marc Gouanvic, Michaela Wolf, Johan Heilbron e Gisèle Sapiro.