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International Yearbook of Futurism Studies...

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International Yearbook of Futurism Studies

Ed. by Berghaus, Günter

e-ISSN 2192-029X

Volume 7


Ed. by Aguirre, Mariana / Sarabia, Rosa / Silverman, Renée M. / Vasconcelos, Ricardo

In coop. with Berghaus, Günter / Lee, Sze Wah

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April 2017
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Futurist Manifestos and Programmatic Texts of Brazilian Modernism

Bortulucce, Vanessa Beatriz


The main objective of this essay is to analyse the ways in which the genre of the Futurist manifesto contributed to the formation of Brazilian Modernism in the first decades of the twentieth century. The manifesto is understood here as a literary genre, in the broadest sense, whose poetics surpasses the limits of an essentially political objective to encompass literature and the fine arts, and which transformed itself into a typically Modernist instrument of action and aesthetic experience. Establishing a new relationship between the text, the artist and the public, the manifesto became the driving force of a new literature. Italian Futurism is widely recognized as the artistic avant-garde that most prominently utilized the manifesto genre. The objective of this essay is to understand how the manifesto became fundamental to the affirmation and legitimization of the Brazilian Modernist experience, and to discuss how this genre developed in different regions and groups in Brazil.

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Vanessa Beatriz Bortulucce (2017). Futurist Manifestos and Programmatic Texts of Brazilian Modernism. In Mariana Aguirre, Rosa Sarabia, Renée M. Silverman, Ricardo Vasconcelos (Eds.), 2017 (pp. 232–249). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110527834-012

Book DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110527834

Online ISBN: 9783110527834

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