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Politic in literary debates: Memórias póstumas de Brás Cubas and revista brasileira

Grant number: 10/03504-1
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2010
Effective date (End): February 29, 2012
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - History of Brazil
Principal Investigator:Sidney Chalhoub
Grantee:Daniele Maria Megid
Host Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


The main goal of this research is to study the relations between literature and press in Brazilian XIXth century. This would be done by reading the novel Memórias póstumas de Brás Cubas, wrote by Machado de Assis, in the Revista Brasileira, the magazine where the novel was published for the first time. The intention of this purpose is to try to understand how this novel is related to the other texts of the magazine, what would allow us to establish the dialogue between a literary work and the context where it was produced. This could lead to an idea of how the first readers of the novel understood it. It is also our intention to investigate historical possibilities that can explain de changes observed in the literary career of Machado de Assis in the moment that Memórias póstumas was written. This concern emerged from an previous work, where we studied the novels Iaiá Garcia and Quincas Borba (MEGID, Daniele. Mulheres de jornal: personagens femininas em romances-folhetins de Machado de Assis. Campinas, SP: [s.n.], 2009), novels that Machado de Assis wrote right before and after Memórias póstumas de Brás Cubas. After studying these other two novels, remained the question of how and for which reasons occurred the transition that is known by the critics as first and second literary stage in the career of Machado de Assis. (AU)

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MEGID, Daniele Maria. Aroud and about Brás Cubas: literatura, science and female characters in Machado de Assis. 2012. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas Campinas, SP.

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