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The Piauí Herald and the parodist discourse: the process of impeachment in a humorous perspective

Grant number: 17/01190-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2017
Effective date (End): March 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Linguistics - Linguistic Theory and Analysis
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Sirio Possenti
Grantee:Filipo Pires Figueira
Host Institution: Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem (IEL). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):18/03076-1 - Arguments towards a discursive perspective of parody: the Global Semantics' theory, BE.EP.MS


In this project, I aim to develop even further the studies initiated in my Scientific Initiation, presented as a monography. Thus, I propose to analyse, in light of the discursive, humoristic and psychoanalytic theories, the fake-news published by the The Piauí Herald blog. Fake-news is a recent developed discursive gender, published in sites and blogs, which mimics the factual news, depicting real events without pretension of being actually factual. Therefore, this gender is a parody of the journalistic discursive field (and of the factual news discursive gender), as well as of the journalistic discourse about the events they depict. I assume that Humour, as a discursive field, depicts and mobilizes the reality in a particular manner: ergo, to study this representation, the selection of the research's corpus will be based in the impeachment process of the president Dilma Rousseff. I will select the publications starting from the process' acceptance at the House of Representatives, in December of 2015, to its final vote, at the Federal Senate, in August of 2016. My objective, consequently, it's to further develop the comprehension about the interdiscursive relation stablished by the fake-news' parodist discourse with the parodied elements, such as the news discursive gender, the journalistic discourse and the events resulting from the process of Dilma Rousseff's impeachment. This objective will be organized in three different orientations: (a) comprehend to what extent the parodist discourse, mainly the fake-news' one, can be conceived or have similarities with the notion of simulacrum; (b) comprehend to what extent the fake-news is in fact a parody, which are the limits of this definition and which other humoristic elements are also mobilize, such as satire and irony; (c) lastly, following the traces left by the unusual relations stablished by the fake-news narrative, comprehend what "other truth" is this that the fake-news enunciate, proper to the humoristic discourse. To this end, I will study the factual news' scene of enunciation employment by the fake-news to build its own scenography, in all levels of the discourse, and I will compare both the journalistic and humoristic narratives regarding the impeachment. (AU)

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FIGUEIRA, Filipo Pires. Three aspects of satirical news: parody, journalism and politics in The Piaui Herald's publications. 2019. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem Campinas, SP.

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