Tex, um mundo de sensibilidades e imaginários

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Universidade Federal de Goiás


This PhD research is the result of accumulated years of studies since my History graduation. The source and the research area remained the same: the cultural production of Comic Book magazines dedicated to the most long-lived Italian character in Western: Tex Willer - produced by Giovanni Luigi Bonelli (arguments and scripts) and Aurelio Galleppini (drawing), since 1948 in Milan, Italy. The central theme of this research is focused on readings of Tex fans in the light of Cultural Performances, understood here as an area of intersection between many fields of study. In this sense, it is necessary to dialogue with authors of Historiography and Communication. The methodology was based on a qualitative research, theoretical bibliographic reviews on comic books and Tex, as well as a case study of TEX magazines and also fan letters, cosplays made at meetings dedicated exclusively to the character. In addition, postings on social networks dedicated to the character such as Facebook and Instagram were also used as sources. The main question discussed on the text is about how does a cowboy produced in comics in Italy arrive in Brazil (reception) and dialogue with other cultural products of his time, in this case Western Hollywood films and Western Spaghetti? In this sense, the main objective was to understand TEX's reception in Brazil with a focus on fan cosplays, analyzing the performativity and sensitivity of these fans who dress up in the character of fumetti and who express their opinions and passions via internet. Such research contributed to a closer approximation of the Texian world, Brazilian Tex fans and how this community organizes itself through social networks. It is the result of an interdisciplinary training, moving between History and Cultural Performances, with a source of research in itself that is also interdisciplinary and hybrid.



ANTUNES, A. F. Tex, um mundo de sensibilidades e imaginários. 2022. 188 f. Tese (Doutorado em Performances Culturais) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, 2022.