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The Colonel and the Werewolf in the tracks of Brazilian regionalist literature

Grant number: 12/13897-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2013
Effective date (End): April 30, 2014
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Brazilian Literature
Principal researcher:Juliana Santini
Grantee:Naiara Alberti Moreno
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Araraquara. Araraquara , SP, Brazil


This research aims to analyze the novel The Colonel and the Werewolf, by José Candido de Carvalho, published in 1964. The work puts in question the concept of literary regionalism within Brazilian literature, in order to inquire if this novel can be considered part of the superregionalist tendency. With regards to this, we try to determine the place that the novel occupies both within the production of Jose Candido, as well as within the entire genre of Brazilian regionalist literature. The starting point is the hypothesis that The Colonel and the Werewolf figures as an illustration of a transformation process that occurred in Brazilian literature, by which the regionalist novel becomes a narrative related to mythical and popular models. The study of super-regionalism (the critical category) requires the understanding of other concepts such as narrative transculturation, which will also be scaled down to contribute to the reading of the regionalist narrative in its unusual dimension. From this phenomenon on, we can outline the author's career, in order to contribute for the revision of critical studies about José Candido and to increase understanding of the paradigms which characterized the Brazilian literary regionalism. (AU)

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. O coronel e o lobisomem nas veredas da literatura regionalista brasileira. 2014. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Ciências e Letras. Araraquara Araraquara.

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