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Russia at the autobiographical crossroad:Alexander Herzen - "My Past and Thoughts"

Grant number: 17/24891-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): April 02, 2018
Effective date (End): October 01, 2018
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature
Principal Investigator:Bruno Barretto Gomide
Grantee:Giuliana Teixeira de Almeida
Supervisor: Galin Tihanov
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: Queen Mary University of London, England  
Associated to the scholarship:15/09343-3 - Russia at the autobiographical crossroad:Alexander Herzen "My Past and Thoughts", BP.DR


As it has been stated on the current doctoral project, this study goal is to investigate Alexander Herzen's masterpiece My Past and Thoughts, an autobiographical text that includes a variety of subjects in a variety of prose styles. Thereby, this study aims to analyze the layers of Literature, History, life experience and revolutionary journalism that transpires in its pages and builds its narrative. Once this work was written in London and part of it was published as journalistic articles, the purpose of this internship abroad is to investigate Herzen's journalistic enterprise and the reception of his publications in England and Western Europe, as well as the legacy of his revolutionary thought widespread by his free russian press among his contemporaries.

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