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Meridional encounters, transnational histories: when the female voice (re)births through poetry

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Claudia Maria Fernandes Correa
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Doctoral Thesis
Press: São Paulo.
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD)
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Examining board members:
Lynn Mario Trindade Menezes de Souza; Michela Rosa Di Candia; Divanize Carbonieri; Rubelise da Cunha; Simone Caputo Gomes
Advisor: Lynn Mario Trindade Menezes de Souza

This thesis examines the issues related to women and African descendants in Cape Verde , Brazil and Trinidad and Tobago , taking as a basis the works Preces e Súplicas ou Os Cânticos da Desesperança (2005) by the Cape Verdean writer Vera Duarte , Poemas da Recordação e Outros Movimentos (2008 ) by the Brazilian author Conceição Evaristo, and finally , She Tries her Tongue , her Silence Softly Breaks (1989 ) by the African -Caribbean - Canadian writer Marlene Nourbese Philip. In this work we examine how their poetics are refractions of social, political, economic, educational and cultural contexts in their countries. To achieve that we use the theory of Jacques Rancière (2013; 2005; 2003;1996) , which affirms that politics is in the very foundation of aesthetics and the unequal distribution, and also the works of the theorist Homi K. Bhabha (2005 ) about subjectivity and stereotyping with the aim of domination. Moreover, we bring up the question of gender-based violence, racism and linguistic violence. These issues are addressed by the authors in order to present to the world the situation of women, mainly black women, in their contexts. In this regard, the objective of this research weaves conflicting realities, approaching the search for a female voice that gives space to those who are not heard and are inserted into societies of exclusion (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/12978-7 - Meridional encounters, transnational histories: when the feminine voice (re)births through poetry
Grantee:Cláudia Maria Fernandes Corrêa
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate