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Alvarenga Peixoto and his time

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Author(s):
Caio Cesar Esteves de Souza
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Master's Dissertation
Press: São Paulo.
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas
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Examining board members:
Joao Adolfo Hansen; Cilaine Alves Cunha; Joaci Pereira Furtado; Adma Fadul Muhana
Advisor: Joao Adolfo Hansen
Abstract

In this thesis, I propose a (self-)critical reflection on the poetry attributed to the Luso-Brazilian poet Inácio José de Alvarenga Peixoto (1744-1792). In order to carry out this discussion and understand the hegemonic interpretation of that poetry, I analize some significant texts from Alvarenga Peixotos critical fortune from the early nineteenth century to the present day. Then, I propose a brief discution on the philological assumptions adopted by the editors of that poetic corpus on the last two centuries, to demonstrate their limitations and some of the problematic implications they cause to literary criticism. I also propose the relevance of recognizing the otherness of those texts, and the need of valuing their materiality, in spite of the progressive dematerialization of the concept of (literary) work, that can be noticed on the romantic literary criticism and the neolachmannian philology. Lastly, I mobilize the results of the mentioned discussions to re-edit the poems attributed to Alvarenga Peixoto. This re-edition is built uppon cumulative criteria, denying the relevance of the process of selecting authorized variants through the comparison of the known manuscripts to build a genuine text, that represents the final authorial intention. Overall, this thesis intends to give a central position on the debate over the colonial productions of the eighteenth century to the materiality of the edited poems. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/26266-0 - Alvarenga Peixoto in his time
Grantee:Caio Cesar Esteves de Souza
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master