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Defending the oeuvre: authorial images and ovidian literary career in de Mulieribus Claris of Giovanni Boccaccio

Grant number: 14/20858-2
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2015
Effective date (End): August 15, 2015
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Classical Languages
Principal researcher:Isabella Tardin Cardoso
Grantee:Talita Janine Juliani
Supervisor abroad: Mario Alberto Labate
Home Institution: Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem (IEL). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Research place: Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy  
Associated to the scholarship:12/05738-5 - Vestigia of Ovid in De Claris Mulieribus (1361-1362) of Giovanni Boccaccio, BP.DR


The aim of my Ph.D. research (in progress) is to appreciate the effects of the presence of Ovid's (43 a.C. - 17 d.C.) texts in the catalog of women biographies De Mulieribus Claris (1361-1362) written by Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375). In our investigation over the Ovidian reception in this Boccaccio's Latin work, it was noted that such a presence of the Roman poet revels itself not only in allusions to the content, plot and lexicon of the biographies, but also in the authorial image of the poet itself. Thus, in this research project to be held in the University of Florence, my focus is the observation, supported by Intertextual theory, of Boccaccio's self-representation in De Mulieribus Claris; more specifically: the relation of such representation with the one drawn by Ovid in the epistles written during the exile, Tristia and Epistulae ex Ponto. This work intends to continue the analysis of the Boccaccian authorial identity compared to the image of Ovid that was developed in a previous moment of my research, and which examined the interconnection of the praeceptor amoris image presented in Remedia Amoris and introductory texts of De Mulieribus Claris. Now, an examination centered mainly in the Conclusio of the Boccaccian catalog of women and in the exile epistles of the Roman poet will be taken into a more thorough consideration of the "elegiac poet" image received by Boccaccio in his texts of maturity. While investigating these issues, the research aimed in this project intends to contribute to the study of the reception of ancient authors in Boccaccio's texts and to the study of the representation of Boccaccio himself. Therefore, it is essential to consider bibliography about this matter that is unavailable in Brazil, and also to discuss about it with scholars specialized in both authors. (AU)

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