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The postcolonial in Clarice Lispector

Grant number: 19/24661-2
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 08, 2020
Effective date (End): May 08, 2020
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Comparative Literature
Principal researcher:Alfredo Cesar Barbosa de Melo
Grantee:Ana Luíza Vieira Kehdi
Supervisor abroad: Paulo Renato de Sousa Aguiar de Medeiros
Home Institution: Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem (IEL). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of Warwick, England  
Associated to the scholarship:18/25027-2 - Orientalism in the Brazilian way: the postcolonial in Clarice Lispector, BP.IC

Abstract

This Research Project is a proposal for an Internship Abroad Research Program (BEPE-IC). It aims to expand and update the knowledge of the theoretical interface between Postcolonial studies and World-Literature. The intersection between these two fields of study has been thoroughly examined by the Warwick Research Collective (WREC), at the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies of University of Warwick. The main Scientific Initiation Project (FAPESP- Ref. 2018/25027-2) seeks to analyze the relation between Postcolonial studies and Brazilian studies, looking into theoretical insights from the short story "A menor mulher do mundo", written by Clarice Lispector. A deeper contact with the latest Postcolonial theory, formulated by WREC, is fundamental for coherent analysis. The main assumption of this research is that postcolonial critique may have different ideological configurations according to the various contours that colonial experiences can take across the globe. In that context, WREC's perspective of a social totality that is combined and unequal helps us to make a comparative study between Postcolonial theories, Lispector's short story and the knowledge produced by the Brazilian social thought. (AU)