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Paulo Coelho: Transnational Literature, Popular Culture, And Postmodernism, Anna Pavlova Murta 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Paulo Coelho: Transnational Literature, Popular Culture, And Postmodernism, Anna Pavlova Murta

Theses and Dissertations

With over 350 million books sold worldwide in more than 80 languages, Paulo Coelho is an international literary phenomenon that moves “beyond culture of origin” (Damrosch 199) and inhabits the “world literary space” (Pascale 281). Would his novels, therefore, stand as materialization of Goethe’s humanist cosmopolitan vision upon the coinage of the term world literature? Many cultural scholars would argue to the contrary. This dissertation aims at exploring Coelho narratives and their popularity and controversial reception by contextualizing them within the contemporary scholarship on World Literature and within the global cultural economy.

An underlying assumption of this Cultural Studies ...


Para Donde Miran Los Ojos: Confluencias Entre Locura, (Des)Identidad Y Violencia En La Obra De João Guimarães Rosa, Silvina Ocampo Y Luis Martín-Santos, Giseli C. Tordin 2017 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Para Donde Miran Los Ojos: Confluencias Entre Locura, (Des)Identidad Y Violencia En La Obra De João Guimarães Rosa, Silvina Ocampo Y Luis Martín-Santos, Giseli C. Tordin

Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation studies the representation of madness in the literary works of three twentieth-century authors, namely, João Guimarães Rosa (from Brazil), Silvina Ocampo (from Argentina), and Luis Martín-Santos (from Spain). The first chapter argues that madness in Ocampo’s “El castigo”, Rosa’s “Buriti”, and Martín-Santos, Tiempo de silencio, reveals a series of conflicts between tradition and modernity, rather than the alleged symptoms of an individual suffering from a mental illness. After comparing the three works, it is evident that the decisions of their characters reproduce certain values idealized by authoritarian cultures. The second chapter discusses Rosa’s “Substância”, Ocampo ...


A Lesson In Loving The Word: Translating Clarice Lispector Into Polish, Agnieszka Gabor 2017 University of Massachusetts Amherst

A Lesson In Loving The Word: Translating Clarice Lispector Into Polish, Agnieszka Gabor

Masters Theses

The goal of this thesis is to discuss Clarice Lispector in the Polish context and address the potential gaps in the reception of her oeuvre. Since the principal vehicle of popularizing her writing outside of the Portuguese-speaking world is translation, my thesis also examines the current situation of the Polish translations of Lispector’s work. Based on my research, I contend that the angle of interpretation related to Lispector’s literary awareness has not been well explored in Poland. Given that the perspective related to the creation process constitutes a recurrent characteristic of Lispector’s narrative, I provide a textual ...


Poesía Amorosa De Una Erudita Del Xvii: Traducción Y Creación En El Pastor Fido De Isabel Correa, Almudena Vidorreta 2017 CUNY Graduate Center

Poesía Amorosa De Una Erudita Del Xvii: Traducción Y Creación En El Pastor Fido De Isabel Correa, Almudena Vidorreta

Publications and Research

Este trabajo pretende insertar en el contexto humanista de su tiempo la escritura poética de Isabel Rebeca Correa, erudita portuguesa del siglo XVII que residió en Ámsterdam. Aunque no se conserva buena parte de su obra, podemos conocer el estilo de la autora a través de su traducción al español de El pastor Fido, tragicomedia pastoril de Guarini. Se incluye por primera vez una transcripción completa y modernizada de los fragmentos de dicha versión que, según la traductora, proceden de su propia inventiva. Por medio de esta amplificación de la obra del italiano, Isabel Correa legitima y justifica su propia ...


Blending Myth And Reality: Maritime Portugal And Renaissance Portraits Of The Royal Court, Barbara von Barghahn 2016 George Washington University, Department of Fine Arts and Art History, Washington, DC

Blending Myth And Reality: Maritime Portugal And Renaissance Portraits Of The Royal Court, Barbara Von Barghahn

Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective

Historians have long recognized the singular nautical achievements of sixteenth-century Portugal. The Renaissance age of navigation was characterized by intrepid Portuguese mariners who charted unknown waters in double or triple-masted caravels. Vasco da Gama opened a route around Africa to India in 1497. Pedro Álvares Cabral in 1500 basically steered the same course to South Asia, but deviated on his return to set anchor off the coast of Brazil, the “Land of the True Cross.” Fernão Magalhães’s ship “Victoria” managed to circumnavigate the earth between 1519 and 1521. These Portuguese voyagers substantially changed the medieval world picture. Their maritime ...


The Universality Of Traditional Tales Of The Portuguese Speaking Countries, M.Margarida Pereira-Müller 177152 2016 infobus, Queluz, Portugal

The Universality Of Traditional Tales Of The Portuguese Speaking Countries, M.Margarida Pereira-Müller 177152

Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective

Throughout the ages, the traditional tale has been the vehicle used for transmitting the culture from generation to generation - the memory of a community. Since the beginning of mankind there have always been tales in all countries and in all cultures of the world. Many of the traditional stories we think are Portuguese or European are to be found as well in other parts of the world, told in a very similar way. Sometimes the only difference is the physical frame: the landscape, the flora and the fauna, how people dress or eat.

Most of these tales have animals as ...


Afroreggae And Grupo Cultural Afro Reggae: A Study Of The Early Years, Sarah S. Ohmer 2016 CUNY Lehman College

Afroreggae And Grupo Cultural Afro Reggae: A Study Of The Early Years, Sarah S. Ohmer

Publications and Research

The following study of AfroReggae and Grupo Cultural Afro Reggae (GCAR) calls attention to Brazilian presence and community organizing in the field of Hip Hop studies with a long memory framework: placing AfroReggae and GCAR in a long history of Africana resistance through music in Latin America. !990s GCAR group arises when reggae and Hip Hop music had become new global forms of solidarity among urban marginalized youths worldwide, making use of old and new strategies of social healing (Fernandes 2011). A close look at lyrics from the Hip Hop fusion band and the associated nonprofit organization shape the concepts ...


The Tragedy Of Alcazarquivir: The Collapse Of Kingship, Empire And Narrative, Ruth MacKay 2015 xxxxx

The Tragedy Of Alcazarquivir: The Collapse Of Kingship, Empire And Narrative, Ruth Mackay

Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies

After the death of King Sebastian in the Battle of Alcazarquivir (1578), Portugal lost its independence, and the Avis dynasty ended. Many chronicles recounted the defeat, especially as the unwise Sebastian was said to have survived and imposters soon appeared. This article describes the intersection of two genres, epic poetry and poetic historiography, and how their conjunction in the Alcazarquivir chronicles, which were copied and modified for decades and centuries (in Spanish more than in Portuguese), shaped subsequent narratives. The chronicles also were a way of assessing good kingship, conspicuously absent in the case of Sebastian. Features from classical literature ...


The Worldmakers: Global Imagining In Early Modern Europe, Ayesha Ramachandran 2014 Yale University

The Worldmakers: Global Imagining In Early Modern Europe, Ayesha Ramachandran

Ayesha Ramachandran

In this beautifully conceived book, Ayesha Ramachandran reconstructs the imaginative struggles of early modern artists, philosophers, and writers to make sense of something that we take for granted: the world, imagined as a whole. Once a new, exciting, and frightening concept, “the world” was transformed in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. But how could one envision something that no one had ever seen in its totality? The Worldmakers moves beyond histories of globalization to explore how “the world” itself—variously understood as an object of inquiry, a comprehensive category, and a system of order—was self-consciously shaped by human agents ...


Jorge De Sena: Poeta Do 25 De Abril, Francisco Cota Fagundes 2014 Selected Works

Jorge De Sena: Poeta Do 25 De Abril, Francisco Cota Fagundes

Francisco Cota Fagundes

No abstract provided.


Sob As Asas Da Vitória De Samotrácia (...) Alfredo Ribeiro Dos Santos, Paulo Ferreira da Cunha 2014 Universidade do Porto

Sob As Asas Da Vitória De Samotrácia (...) Alfredo Ribeiro Dos Santos, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

Alfredo Ribeiro dos Santos foi uma figura emblemática do Porto, e antes de mais um Homem Bom. Evoca-se aqui um intelectual e um homem de atividade cívica que tivemos o gosto de conhecer e admirar.


Machado De Assis: Multiracial Identity And The Brazilian Novelist By G. Reginald Daniel (Review), Mércia Regina Santana Flannery 2014 University of Pennsylvania

Machado De Assis: Multiracial Identity And The Brazilian Novelist By G. Reginald Daniel (Review), Mércia Regina Santana Flannery

Departmental Papers (Romance Languages)

In Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity, the sociologist Erving Goffman (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1963) discusses the relationship between individuals who possess a social stigma and the "normals" (8). Reginald Daniel's new book, Machado de Assis: Multiracial Identity and the Brazilian Novelist, discusses the stigmatized identity of the most celebrated Brazilian novelist as perceived in his literary work. Machado's biography is traced, his work commented on, and we are offered a picture of the Brazilian mulatto writer as a way to understand the inclusion, or lack thereof, of race relations and black identification ...


Compartilhando Universos Sociais E De Poder Em Cerimônia Do Chá | Sharing Social And Power Universes In Cerimônia Do Chá, Maria Luci De Biaji Moreira, Mércia Regina Santana Flannery 2014 University of Pennsylvania

Compartilhando Universos Sociais E De Poder Em Cerimônia Do Chá | Sharing Social And Power Universes In Cerimônia Do Chá, Maria Luci De Biaji Moreira, Mércia Regina Santana Flannery

Departmental Papers (Romance Languages)

Este estudo compreende uma análise do conto Cerimônia do chá, deMaria Telles Ribeiro, baseada tanto em princípios da pragmática aplicadosao texto literário como na análise da narrativa e do discurso. O objetivodeste estudo é propor, com base na análise linguística do conto, umaexplicação para a razão por que leitores de português — como línguaestrangeira ou não — podem experienciar dificuldades de compreendê-lo.

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This paper presents an analysis of Cerimônia do chá, a short story by Maria Telles Ribeiro. The study is based both on pragmatic principles applied to the literary text, as in narrative and discourse analysis. The objective of this study ...


The Art Song Of Edmundo Villani-Côrtes: A Performance Guide Of Selected Works, Irailda Eneli Barros Silva Rodrigues 2014 University of Kentucky

The Art Song Of Edmundo Villani-Côrtes: A Performance Guide Of Selected Works, Irailda Eneli Barros Silva Rodrigues

Theses and Dissertations--Music

The purpose of this study is to present a performance guide for singers on twelve selected songs in Brazilian Portuguese for voice and piano by Brazilian composer, pianist, and arranger Edmundo Villani-Côrtes (b.1930). Since 1949, Villani-Côrtes has been active in the musical scene of Brazil. He has a unique compositional style that seamlessly combines elements of both art music and popular music. Villani-Côrtes’s body of works includes over two hundred compositions for solo instrumental music, orchestral music, choral music, and art song. He has written over sixty songs in Brazilian Portuguese, including the Ciclo Cecília Meireles (1987), winner ...


Between Conformity And Resistance: Essays On Politics, Culture, And The State By Marilena Chauí (Review), Mércia Regina Santana Flannery 2013 University of Pennsylvania

Between Conformity And Resistance: Essays On Politics, Culture, And The State By Marilena Chauí (Review), Mércia Regina Santana Flannery

Departmental Papers (Romance Languages)

Selections of the work authored by the renowned Brazilian philosopher Marilena Chauí are the material found in this volume. The book is part of a Palgrave Macmillan series that proposes to divulge the work of scholars from different parts of the word, assembled by interest, relevance, and the degree to which they are representative of the overall academic production of the scholars in question. Marilena Chauí is one of Brazil's most highly regarded Brazilian thinkers of modern times and the selection presented in this volume is both historically relevant and representative of the author's work. Under the theme ...


Empires Of Love: Europe, Asia, And The Making Of Early Modern Identity, Carmen Nocentelli 2012 University of New Mexico

Empires Of Love: Europe, Asia, And The Making Of Early Modern Identity, Carmen Nocentelli

Carmen Nocentelli

Winner of the 2014 MLA Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies Awarded the 2014 Roland H. Bainton Book Prize in Literature by the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference


The Triumph Within: Carolina Maria De Jesus And Strategies For Black Female Empowerment In Brazil, Dawn Duke 2012 Selected Works

The Triumph Within: Carolina Maria De Jesus And Strategies For Black Female Empowerment In Brazil, Dawn Duke

Dawn Duke

After generations of being rendered virtually invisible by the US academy in critical anthologies and literary histories, writing by Latin Americans of African ancestry has become represented by a booming corpus of intellectual and critical investigation. This volume aims to provide an introduction to the literary worlds and perceptions of national culture and identity of authors from Spanish-America, Brazil, and uniquely, Equatorial Guinea, thus contextually connecting Africa to the history of Spanish colonization. The importance of Latin America literature to the discipline of African Diaspora studies is immeasurable, and this edited collection provides a ripe cultural context for critical comparative ...


The Gospel According To José Saramago: A Comparative Study Of Critical Reception In Portugal, United States, And Canada, Bruna Reis 2012 The University of Western Ontario

The Gospel According To José Saramago: A Comparative Study Of Critical Reception In Portugal, United States, And Canada, Bruna Reis

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Portuguese writer José Saramago (1922-2010) is well-known for controversial, challenging, and thought-provoking novels. In this study, I analyze the critical reception of his works in his home country, where The Gospel According to Jesus Christ (1991) was excluded from participation in the European Literary Prize on ideological grounds, and in the United States and Canada, where Blindness (1995) brought a wave of uniformly positive response until the publication of Cain (2010), perceived negatively as a didactic tool to convince readers of the unviability of Christianity.

This examination is framed by Iser’s theory of aesthetic response. More specifically, I focus ...


"Mapas Literarios Del Siglo De Oro". Andrés Sánchez Robayna, Ed., Literatura Y Territorio. Hacia Una Geografía De La Creación Literaria En Los Siglos De Oro. Santa Cruz De Tenerife: Academia Canaria De La Historia, 2010. 543 Pp., Almudena Vidorreta 2012 CUNY Graduate Center

"Mapas Literarios Del Siglo De Oro". Andrés Sánchez Robayna, Ed., Literatura Y Territorio. Hacia Una Geografía De La Creación Literaria En Los Siglos De Oro. Santa Cruz De Tenerife: Academia Canaria De La Historia, 2010. 543 Pp., Almudena Vidorreta

Graduate Student Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


O Oceano Por Onde Passa O Navio Negreiro, Diana M. Menasche 2012 University of Massachusetts Amherst

O Oceano Por Onde Passa O Navio Negreiro, Diana M. Menasche

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

A tese apresenta uma leitura aprofundada do poema “O Navio Negreiro”, de Castro Alves, valorizando os ricos aspectos imagéticos, narrativos e sonoros presentes na obra, assim como trazendo à luz o caráter holográfico de sua estrutura. Estudam-se as metáforas empregadas, as mudanças na atitude e no posicionamento geográfico do eu-lírico, bem como os recursos estilísticos que propiciam o encantamento do falar em voz alta característico do poema, no contexto de sua organicidade.

This thesis presents an in-depth reading of the poem “O Navio Negreiro,” written by Castro Alves. It analyzes the complex metaphors, narrative strategies and sound effects employed by ...


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