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Carta del Carnaro: translation, ideological study and the Brazilian reception

Grant number: 14/50771-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2015
Effective date (End): June 30, 2019
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - Modern and Contemporary History
Principal researcher:Edilene Teresinha Toledo
Grantee:Daniela Spinelli
Home Institution: Escola de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (EFLCH). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus Guarulhos. Guarulhos , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):15/11992-0 - Carta del Carnaro: translation and ideological study, BE.EP.PD


This project of research, the investigation object of which is Carta del Carnaro, written by Gabriele D'Annunzio and Alceste De Ambris, aims at analyzing the utopian, literary and modernist aspects of the fuming constitution. Promulgated in 1920, during the military occupation of the city of Fiume, the Carta del Carnaro is the fundamental law of the new Italian state. Written in a poetic form and never have prevailed, this document is considered as a most curious literary exercise to blind an imaginary state. In light of the critical and historiographical fortune, the intention is to reflect which formal novelty this ambitious project shows in the modern political scenario. The problem shifts to the examination of the relationships between historical matter and literary form. After all, the Great War seems to reorient the formal surveys made by the Italian vanguards, from the moment in which the politics become the central theme. The ambition of this study is to assess how the historical events experienced by the generation that lived during the Great War serve base so that we can understand the direction of the Italian vanguards and how the aesthetic formalization of their ideals transformed the Italy of the early 20th Century into a political laboratory. This research aims to conduct a commented translation of the Carta del Carnaro, unpublished in Portuguese, conducting a study that seeks to discuss utopian dimension of this document, evaluate the effect that this had on ideological training of fascism, and investigate the Brazilian reception on the construction of the Free State of Fiume. (AU)

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