Literature, Conflict and Social Relations

Wednesday, 18 July 2018: 15:30-17:20
RC37 Sociology of Arts (host committee)

Language: French and English

In the last two decades, the world has experienced an intense accentuation of conflict situations at different levels and on a global scale. The purpose of this session is to interweave the sociological analysis of literature, in its methodological multiplicity, and the various forms of symbolization of social conflicts, not only the most contemporary ones but all those possible to be analysed through literature. In this scenario, it is in the interest of this session to discuss multiple relationships between sociology of literature and social conflicts, such as: 1) taking as an object, social conflicts articulated in literary texts; 2) proposing literature as an active component of social tensions; 3) formulating literature as a social dimension capable of crystallizing and symbolizing conflicts themselves. Therefore, this session will welcome papers that seek to relate an increasingly frequent theme in the sociological studies of literature – conflicts and social tensions – with methodological innovations that help to understand at the same time the specificity of the moment we live in and the theoretical and methodological limits of the area.
Session Organizer:
Ana Lucia de Freitas TEIXEIRA, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Mauro ROVAI, Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil
Oral Presentations
The Conservative Resources of the Political Innovation in the Work of Fernando Pessoa
Ana Lucia de Freitas TEIXEIRA, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
From a Novel to a Bookstore: The Memorialization of L'euguélionne in Québec
Marie-Lise DRAPEAU-BISSON, University of Toronto, Canada
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