Configurações do desejo e da abjeção em abjetos: desejos de Antonio de Pádua Dias da Silva

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Universidade Federal de Goiás


We propose with this dissertation an analysis of the relation between desire and abjection in the fictional narrative of Antonio de Pádua Dias da Silva, with the objective of identifying and examining the different configurations of desire and abjection in the eight short stories chosen as corpus, published in his fourth book Abjetos: desejos (Abjects: desires), 2010. In the selected short stories, desire and abjection are intrinsically related to the characters, such as, for example, gay subjects inserted in homoerotic relationships, or female characters whose bodies and identities do not fit in the aesthetic, moral and normative standards of society, being adiposity, skin color or social condition, constitutive elements of the abjection and the injury to which these women are susceptible. In order to reach these objectives, we propose an initial discussion about the story, especially on the contemporary Brazilian story, based on the reflections of Alfredo Bosi (2008), Julio Cortázar (2008), Luiz Costa Lima (1983) and Antônio Hohlfeldt and the insertion of Antonio de Padua and his work in this context of production.Regarding the configurations of desire and abjection, concepts and problematizations about the relationship between literature and homoeroticism will be used from the propositions of Jurandir Freire Costa (1992), José Carlos Barcellos (2006), João Silvério Trevisan (2007), Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick (2007), Didier Eribon (2008), and Antonio de Padua himself (2009, 2011). We will also discuss abjection in relation to the fat woman, demonstrating how the desire of these women are blocked or even transformed into eating disorders. To do so, we will resort to authors who portray the question of female beauty and adiposity, such as Susie Orbach (1978); Betty Friedan (1971); Naomi Wolf (1992); Judith Butler (2003), among others.



MENDES JÚNIOR, S. Configurações do desejo e da abjeção em abjetos: desejos de Antonio de Pádua Dias da Silva. 2019. 139 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Letras e Linguística) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, 2019.