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dc.contributor.authorMeireles, Daniela
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-30T18:28:07Z
dc.date.available2013-07-31T10:00:08Z
dc.date.issued2011-08-30
dc.date.submittedJuly 2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/13101
dc.description.abstractThis thesis focuses on the fictional writings of three contemporary Brazilian authors: Ana Paula Maia, Luiz Ruffato and Marcelino Freire. In selected works of the three above-mentioned writers, I examine the intertwined representation of social violence and denial of citizenship. The thesis inquires into the way literature depicts and critiques socio-economic difference and proposes – within the fictional realm – modes of reclaiming agency through written expression. Specifically, I examine how violence is broached in contemporary Brazilian literature - what are the aesthetic tools employed to portray violence, why they are used and what is the ideology and the discursive goals in this representation. Additionally, I investigate how the city is an integral element in this process of social empowerment and disempowerment, inquiring into how violence and ensuing social tension change the metropolis’ cultural and social landscape.en_US
dc.language.isopten_US
dc.subjectContemporary Brazilian Literatureen_US
dc.subjectCitizenshipen_US
dc.subjectSocial violenceen_US
dc.subject.lcshMaia, Ana Paula--Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject.lcshRuffato, Luiz, 1961- --Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject.lcshFreire, Marcelino, 1967- --Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject.lcshViolence in literature
dc.subject.lcshCitizenship in literature
dc.subject.lcshCity and town life in literature
dc.subject.lcshSocial status in literature
dc.titleTragiCIDADE- REPRESENTAÇÃO DO ESPAÇO URBANO E NEGAÇÃO DE CIDADANIA NA FICÇÃO URBANA BRASILEIRA CONTEMPORÂNEAen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreePortugueseen_US
dc.description.levelMastersen_US
dc.description.departmentUniversity of New Mexico. Dept. of Spanish and Portugueseen_US
dc.description.advisorLehnen, Leila
dc.description.committee-memberMilleret, Margo
dc.description.committee-memberLopez, Kimberle
dc.description.committee-memberMcKnight, Kathryn
emb.embargo.terms2013-07-31


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