Onde o bicho-papão se esconde: o medo dos animais na literatura fantástica

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Universidade Federal de Goiás


Intrinsic to every human feeling, fear is an emotion that promotes the maintenance of life and the consolidation of society. Man has no control over that feeling because he does not choose to fear, and nor when. But overnight, the atavistic agents have their phobic amplified area, the lack of light decreases the production of inhibitors of the imagination, making the man is confused more easily, projecting murderers, thieves, demons, beasts and other creatures that vision attempt on the life of man in all poorly lit corners. Fear is a feeling that can be described as amorphous and polymorph, since it has no single and definitive form, but variant forms that change constantly due to various cultural factors. While thematic, fear generates a fascination in Film and Literature, mainly Fantastic. In the eyes of theorists like Roas (2001, 2012) and Lovecraft (2007), fear is a basic feeling constitution of the mode Fantastic; already Todorov (2008) agrees with the importance of that feeling, but do not see it as a fundamental element for mode. Discussion this part, this dissertation aims to discuss the constitution of the fear of cat, dog and raven, polysemic animals that are coated with negative meanings in some cultures, hillsides Gothic Literature and Magic Realism of the Fantastic Literature from space, while diegetic element. List themselves as corpora analysis tales "O gato preto" by Edgar Allan Poe, "O preço" by Neil Gaiman, "A república dos corvos" by José Cardoso Pires, the poem "O corvo" by Edgar Allan Poe, the novel O cão de Baskerville, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the cordel "O cachorro dos mortos" of Leandro Gomes de Barros. To this this research will be divided into three parts: one to discuss Literature - Culture - Imaginary; another to conceptualizer Fantastic Literature and its two components, relate the same with space and fear, and finally analyze how is the construction of fear around animals in the selected corpora. Aiming to prove that the fear of the animal suffers a clear influence of the space at night .



Medo, Literatura fantástica, Espaço, Fear, Fantastic literature, Space


OLIVEIRA, Bruno Silva de. Onde o bicho-papão se esconde: o medo dos animais na literatura fantástica. 2014 113 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Estudos da Linguagem) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Catalão, 2014.