Concentration area and Research Lines

Anchored in the profile and trajectory of the PPGL, the concentration area “Linguistics and Literature, Reading and Discursive Production” aims at the promotion of studies and researches that foster the methodological and theoretical deepening of several epistemologies that have impact in the studies of text, discourse, reading and reader education, production and reception of the literary text. Such fields, with interdisciplinary character, consist in the relevant connection between linguistic studies and literary studies. Thus, the interdisciplinary of this area implies in the convergence and complementarity. It means that, on the one hand, there is the transference of methodological and theoretical concepts and, on the other hand, there is the combination of distinguished theoretical lines in order to deeply understand the nature and operation of the human language.

The PPGL is composed of the following research lines:

  • Constitution and interpretation of text and discourse: It involves the study of procedures of the constitution and interpretation of text and discourse based in different theories of enunciation and discourse. It is characterized by the prevalence of the interdisciplinary point of view, considering that the studies on text and discourse distinguish themselves by the variety of theoretical focus emerged from different language conceptions. Among them, it is possible to point out such conceptions: dialogic, socio-historical, enunciative, social-interactionist and argumentative. In this way, the text is addressed in the perspective of the structure organization, enunciation and its impact on the enunciated. The studies carried out in this line aim at the production of knowledge as well as its dissemination applied to the teaching of reading and text production.
  • Reading and reader education: It plays a unifying role at the PPGL and studies the reading processes of verbal and non-verbal texts, the reader education, the teacher-reader and the transformation of the mechanisms of interaction between the reader and the text facing different ways of support. This constitution, established in the plurality and complexity of reading, implies in a transdisciplinary approach, in which the literary and linguistic studies play an important role. This line, based on the literature, incorporates the studies about the elaboration and interpretation of literary works in the classic literary genres, creatively updated and reupdated in multiple ways of support and languages; in the linguistic studies, it observes the language as an updating unit in the linguistic system and as a channel of multiple interactions.
  • Production and reception of the literary text: It studies the conditions of the production and reception of the literary text, focusing on the creation process and interpretation of the literary work and examining the activity of the literary criticism in this system.  Taking into consideration the concept of the literary institution, postulated by Julia Kristeva, two aspects are relevant:  the literature itself, the writing practice and the fact of being part of a code that consists in the transposition of the imaginary or real experience from a certain number of impositions.  Still, those set by the margins of the literary practice, such as magazines, juries, the academy, everything that consecrates the literary experience and provides it the opportunity to reach the public.