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Folklore and Creation in "Ruslan and Ludmila", by Aleksándr Pushkin

Grant number: 22/07371-3
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2022
Effective date (End): August 31, 2023
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Modern Foreign Literatures
Principal Investigator:Mário Ramos Francisco Júnior
Grantee:Júlia Gamarano Miranda
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


This work proposes an analysis of the folkloric elements that compose the poemPushkin's narrative "Ruslan and Lyudmila", with the objective of delimiting these aspects,emphasizing its importance to the overall composition of the work. It also seeks to understand how theconstruction of these elements of Russian folklore and traditional fairy tales sedimented thepoem in the popular imagination of Russia. For this, folklore guides such as"Russian Folk Belief" by Linda Ivanits (1993), in addition to other texts specified in the bibliography.As there is no Portuguese translation, the English translation by Roger Clarke will be used.

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