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Identity and gender in both Brazilian and American translations of La casa de los espíritus, by Chilean author Isabel Allende

Grant number: 18/17944-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2018
Effective date (End): December 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Linguistics - Applied Linguistics
Principal researcher:Lauro Maia Amorim
Grantee:Pâmela Berton Costa
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas (IBILCE). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São José do Rio Preto. São José do Rio Preto , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):19/18611-2 - Identity and gender in Brazilian and American translations of La Casa de los Espíritus, by Isabel Allende, BE.EP.DD


This ongoing project started as a Master's degree investigation and evolved into a PhD research. We compared three books, one original, La casa de los espíritus, by Chilean author Isabel Allende, and both the Brazilian and English translations. This book is one of the most important novels of the Latin American post-boom, a literary movement that - among other characteristics - gave voice to social minorities, especially women. For this project, we have two main objectives: to analyze the corpus considering the feminist translation studies, and to propose a new translation of problematic passages into Portuguese. This new translation will be women-oriented. We intend to contribute to the incipient field of feminist translation studies in Brazil and to broaden the knowledge about this theme. We also intend to discuss "falotranslations", that is, translated texts that silence female voices and perpetuate patriarchal values. (AU)

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COSTA, Pâmela Berton. Out of darkness into the light in La casa de los espíritus: a feminist project of reading, analysis, reimagination, and retranslation. 2020. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Instituto de Biociências Letras e Ciências Exatas. São José do Rio Preto São José do Rio Preto.

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