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Relax, girl, it was just a joke: stereotypes about women in the comedies a mulher invisível and o homem perfeito

Grant number: 20/01368-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2020
Effective date (End): July 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Linguistics
Principal Investigator:Sirio Possenti
Grantee:Michelle Gomes dos Santos
Host Institution: Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem (IEL). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


Based on the French theoretical line of Discourse Analysis, in addition to studies on humor, stereotypes, cinema and gender, this work aims to analyze the stereotypes about women in the development of female characters in the Brazilian comedies A mulher invisível, by Cláudio Torres (2009), and O homem perfeito, by Marcus Baldini (2018), observing how they contribute to obtain the comic effect in the movies. We chose cinema to compose the research corpus because, as art, it allows us to observe different aspects of our society, such as in comedy cinematographic genre, once humor deals with controversial themes, considered prohibited in some spaces, operating with stereotypes and allowing us to observe the representations that circulate in our society.

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