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News and criticism of French literature in the Canadian press (1884-1891)

Grant number: 19/25474-1
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): July 20, 2020
Effective date (End): November 19, 2020
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Comparative Literature
Principal researcher:Alvaro Santos Simões Junior
Grantee:Alvaro Santos Simões Junior
Host: Maxime Prevost
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL-ASSIS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Assis. Assis , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of Ottawa (uOttawa), Canada  


This project is designed to study the news and criticism of French literature in the Canadian Press from 1884 to 1891, giving priority to newspapers and magazines from Montreal and Toronto, which were publishing and printing centres of that North American country. Considering the stage of development of the Canadian periodical press in its third period (1858-1900) and the global dimensions of production, circulation, sale and consumption of printed material throughout the nineteenth century, the critical appropriation by the English-speaking and French-speaking Canadian press of French writers such as Zola and Verlaine is analyzed as a process of cultural transfer. Such writers were transformed into world celebrities by telegraphic dispatches, accounts of correspondents and literary criticism in the form of chronicles and reviews. Canada's historical and cultural peculiarities are considered due to its bilingualism and the tensions and contradictions between Quebec and English-speaking regions. Collections of daily newspapers and literary-cultural magazines will be consulted, identifying telegraphic messages, chronicles and news about certain French authors and reviews of their works, as well as articles by correspondents established in Paris. From Toronto, the newspapers Toronto Globe (1844-1936), Toronto Telegram (1876-1971), Toronto Star (1892), The Toronto Mail (1872-1895) and Toronto Empire (1887-1895) and the magazines The Week (1883-1896), The Bystander (1880-1890) and Saturday Night (1887) should be consulted. From Montreal, the newspapers Montreal Gazette (1785), Montreal Star (1869-1979), La Presse (1884), La Patrie (1879-1978) and the magazines The Dominion Illustrated (1888-1895), Le Monde Illustré (1884-1902) e La Revue Canadienne (1864-1922) will be examined. (AU)

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