The Narrator in Contemporary Brazilian and Angolan Literature: Bernardo de Carvalho and Ruy Duarte de Carvalho

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This paper proposes a debate about the contemporary narrator focusing on the notion of migration in relation to the borders between some disciplines in the humanities.
Facing the attraction that certain places, particularly those closed spaces such as jungle, have for the narrators of novels such as Conrad's, this paper asks if it is possible to write about displacement and the limits of contemporary literature. For this exploration, the Brazilian writer Bernardo de Carvalho and the Angolan writer Ruy Duarte de Carvalho will exemplify new insights into old forms.


Keywords: contemporary narrator, migration
Stream: Literature, Literary Studies
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Dr Maria Isabel Edom Pires

Professor, Departamento de Teoria Literaria e Literaturas, University of Brasilia
Brasilia, D.F, Brazil

Maria Isabel Edom Pires received her Ph. D in Brazilian Literature at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, RS, Brasil in 1997. She teaches in the “Departamento de Teoria Literária e Literaturas da Universidade de Brasília” since 1997. She is member of ABRALIC – Associação Brasileira de Literatura Comparada. Her areas of interest include the representation of minorities on literature and migration.
Recent publishing in Letterature d'America. "Ecos do Norte - a representação do espaço amazônico na literatura de Milton Hatoum"

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