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Meridional encounters, transnational histories: when the feminine voice (re)births through poetry

Grant number: 10/12978-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2010
Effective date (End): January 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Modern Foreign Literatures
Principal Investigator:Lynn Mario Trindade Menezes de Souza
Grantee:Cláudia Maria Fernandes Corrêa
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


This Doctoral research project in English Linguistics and Literary Studies is articulated in continuity with the one developed in my Masters between the years 2005 and 2009, which resulted in the thesis entitled "Echoes of loneliness: the autobiography of Maya Angelou". Similarities have been noticed in this process of identity (re)construction in relation to other African American and African descent female writers, although our study about the (re)construction of black female identity always emphasized the double exclusion to which they are subjected to: skin color and gender.From that time on, my interest in African descent female writing has raised and the research carried out during the Masters has provided the necessary conditions for the development of a Doctoral project aiming to examine in depth the poetic processes of the African Brazilian Conceição Evaristo (1946), the Cape Verdean Vera Duarte (1954) and the African-Caribbean-Canadian Marlene Nourbese Philip (1947), from a comparative perspective providing visibility to the denouncement made by these three writers in their different contexts about the situation of women. In addition, I take into account the question of visibility, equal rights and opportunities for gender equity in today's globalized world.For such analysis, post-colonial theory, associated with feminist and gender theories will support our study, without neglecting issues related to identity as frequent thematic-stylistic in such works that illustrate the course of black female writing in Brazil, Cape Verde and Trinidad and Tobago as a denouncement and criticism of social inequality.

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CORRÊA, Cláudia Maria Fernandes. Meridional encounters, transnational histories: when the female voice (re)births through poetry. 2014. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

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