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Transnational dialogues in the feminist press: letters, gender and politics in Brazil at the end of the 19th century

Grant number: 22/01227-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2022
Effective date (End): June 30, 2024
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - History of Brazil
Principal researcher:Gabriela Pellegrino Soares
Grantee:Laila Thaís Correa e Silva
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


From two Brazilian feminist newspapers, A Família and A mensageira, it appears that the birth of Brazilian feminism was closely linked with the feminist press, literature and a wide network of international dialogue, notably European and, especially, Parisian, composed by "women of letters", or intellectuals engaged in politics and in the conquest of women's rights. In this context, the Brazilian feminist Josephina Álvares de Azevedo (1851-1913) stood out and her international engagement, with visibility in Paris, via the feminist journal of the Belgian international organization for women's rights, Le droit des femmes: revue internationale du movement feminine, Paris. (1869-1891). The research will trace the networks of these dialogues and exchanges of ideas, shedding light on the beginnings of the women's movement in Brazil and its mutual impact on Latin America, Europe and the United States, establishing the importance of literature as a space for the elaboration of projects and actions. policies, with a view to the effective participation of women as citizens, workers and intellectuals engaged in the nascent Brazilian republic and in the formation of the women's movement in the 19th century. (AU)

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