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Fragmented subjectivities: the fictionalization of the dystopian experience in contemporary narratives in Portuguese

Grant number: 11/16286-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2012
Effective date (End): October 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Comparative Literature
Principal researcher:Emerson da Cruz Inácio
Grantee:Luana Barossi
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Assuming that humanity finds itself today in a time-space whose characteristics are sufficiently similar to those proposed by Gilles Deleuze in his description of the societies of control, whose cultures are, mostly, interspersed by cyberculture, and that, as conceived by N. Katherine Hayles, individuals inhabitants of this topos are no longer human as before, it is proposed in this project an comparative analysis of the books "Paraísos Líquidos" by the brazilian Luiz Bras and "O quase fim do mundo" bythe angolan Pepetela, assuming an analysis of the societies, the cyberculture and the post-human individuals present in the narratives.

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