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Émile Gaboriau and the Roman judiciaire in the France-Brazil 19th century media relationships

Grant number: 13/20178-9
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2014
Effective date (End): August 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Comparative Literature
Principal researcher:Orna Messer Levin
Grantee:Ana Gomes Porto
Supervisor abroad: Dominique Kalifa
Home Institution: Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem (IEL). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Research place: Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France  
Associated to the scholarship:12/20953-0 - Émile Gaboriau and the "roman judiciaire" in the France-Brazil relations during the nineteenth century., BP.PD

Abstract

This proposal for an fellowship in France hopes to address some of the gaps left by the research done in Brazil. Conducting a thorough study on the Parisian archives and libraries is indispensable, as it would enable an analysis of the exchange of Émile Gaboriau's works between France and Brazil. Gaboriau's novels were translated in several countries around the world. In Brazil, the publications were in the form of feuilletons or book. The majority of the book translations were done by Baptiste Louis Garnier, an important editor in Brazil during the second half of the 19th century. Therefore, research would be conducted on the possible business relationship between Garnier and Gaboriau or his editor in France, Édouard Dentu. Another aspect of this work that pertains to the French archives is Gaboriau's letters, which can help unveil some of the meanings of roman judiciaire for the writer, allowing for a more complex understanding of Gaboriau's role within the writer's market of his time. A reading of the newspaper Le Soleil (which cannot be found on Gallica, Bibliothèque Nationale Française's Digital Library), where the writer's first truly successful works was originally published, will also help shed light into Gaboriau's role within this market, especially considering his works were done within the context of a media culture where the press played a major role.The last aspect of the internship in France is centered around the reading of the bibliography focused on the literary production and on the press production of the 19th century. The research of Dominique Kalifa, who will be my supervisor in France, is particularly relevant since he has already analyzed crime narratives in the press and has developed a study focused on mass culture in 19th century France. (AU)

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