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Inglês de Sousa and English Language travelers: novels and accounts in comparison

Grant number: 14/13021-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2014
Effective date (End): October 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Brazilian Literature
Principal Investigator:Orna Messer Levin
Grantee:Leandro Thomaz de Almeida
Supervisor: Leopoldo M. Bernucci
Host Institution: Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem (IEL). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of California, Davis (UC Davis), United States  
Associated to the scholarship:13/18052-7 - Edition, circulation and critical reception of fictional prose of Inglês de Sousa, BP.PD


Based on the recent results and findings of postdoctoral research currently being performed, this BEPE project proposal is for a training and research period at the University of California-Davis under the supervision of Professor Leopoldo Bernucci, Ph.D, with the following objectives in mind: (1) to carry out bibliographical research on accounts by American and English travelers who visited the Amazon in the nineteenth century, (2) to investigate the relationship between these writings and Inglês de Sousa's novels, (3) participation in a group of studies in progress that work from a transnational (Latin American) perspective on the Amazon and that is coordinated by the supervising professor, (4) deepening the theoretical framework which underpins the study of Inglês de Sousa's critical reception. (AU)

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