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Sweeping the ink body: literary estate and critical reception of al Berto

Grant number: 11/24006-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Master's degree
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2012
Effective date (End): May 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Modern Foreign Literatures
Principal Investigator:Annie Gisele Fernandes
Grantee:Leonardo de Barros Sasaki
Supervisor: Rosa Maria Martelo
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: Universidade do Porto (UP), Portugal  
Associated to the scholarship:10/14456-8 - Deciphering the signs of intimacy: readings of Al Berto, BP.MS


Although recognized as a compelling voice in Portuguese contemporary poetry, the work of Al Berto lacks extensive academic research and circulation in Brazil. The lack of books or anthologies edited here or the still limited number of dissertations and theses about him is indicative of that deficiency. Thus, the primary goal of our research is not only do the survey at the estate of the poet - about which there is no records in Brazil - as well as search and collection of critical essays on Al Berto which is dispersed in books without Brazilian edition and articles never collected from academic journals, newspapers and magazines. The period of stay will also allow not only visits to cultural centers dedicated to contemporary art but also interviews and meetings with renowned experts on contemporary poetry. (AU)

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