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Mixture of genres and discursive hybridism in contemporary Latin American literature

Grant number: 10/09445-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2010
Effective date (End): August 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Modern Foreign Literatures
Principal Investigator:Ana Cecilia Arias Olmos
Grantee:Rafael Eduardo Gutiérrez Giraldo
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


This project analyzes a type of discursive hybridism and mixture of genres present in the work of a selection of contemporary Latin American writers. The research corpus includes texts of the Chilean Roberto Bolaño, the Mexican Sergio Pitol, the Colombian Fredy Téllez and Héctor Abad Faciolince, the Argentine Elvio Gandolfo and the Brazilian Nuno Ramos. These texts are constructed in a fuzzy boundary between fiction, essay and autobiography, which include theory and literary critic within their fictional artifacts and play permanently with the limits between reality and fiction. What are the particularities and strategies of these discursive texts? How do they relate to the metafictional tradition? What are the specificities of Latin American texts compared to similar proposals from other regions? How this discursive practice relates to the social and political context of Latin America in recent years? The present research is a continuation of my doctoral thesis on the relations between crtitic and fiction in the work of Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño. This project will be developed within the research line Ensaio e ficção na literatura latino-americana 1960-2006, coordinated by professor PhD Ana Cecília Olmos of the São Paulo University.

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