Ventanias, solamas e chuvadas: Traços do Clima de Portugal em contos de três escritores

Translated title of the contribution: Gales, strong sunlights and rainfalls: Traces of Portugal's Climate in shortstories of three Portuguese writers

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Abstract

Na história da Literatura Portuguesa, muitas obras de ficção figuraram a natureza e a relação humana com os recursos naturais – quer apenas como cenário para personagens e enredos, quer como objetos narrativos essenciais e dominantes. O objetivo do presente artigo é destacar a representação literária de aspetos climáticos de três espaços geográficos de Portugal, com destaque para a influência do Clima sobre o ser humano, o seu quotidiano e as suas atividades. Propõe-se, para tal, uma breve leitura ecocrítica de vários contos de três consagrados escritores portugueses do século XX – Ferreira de Castro, Carlos de Oliveira e Antunes da Silva. São textos de estilo realista e ação geograficamente identificável em dois lugares no interior da Beira Litoral e um no Alentejo interior.

Over the Portuguese Literature history, many literary works have dipicted Nature and the human relation with the land and ist resources – sometimes by using them as scenarios, other times as key subjects of the narratives. The main goal of this article is to go through the literary representation of climate features of three Portuguese geographical spaces, emphasising the Climate factor and its influence upon the human being’s dayly life and activities. In order to that, an ecocritical reading is presented, assessing the works of three Portuguese renowned writers of the XXth century – Ferreira de Castro, Carlos de Oliveira e Antunes da Silva. We selected several realistic shortstories, geographically anchored in Beira Litoral and inland Alentejo to reach
the conclusion that strong winds, extreme hot weather and rainfalls are the Climate phenomena mostly used by those authors to support and enrich their narratives
Translated title of the contributionGales, strong sunlights and rainfalls: Traces of Portugal's Climate in shortstories of three Portuguese writers
Original languagePortuguese
Title of host publicationArte & Ecologia Humana
EditorsLarissa Malty, Iva Pires
Place of PublicationLisboa
PublisherNOVA FCSH
Chapter7
Pages173-195
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)978-989-97344-7-0
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021
EventXXIV International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology: Social Dynamics and Global Challenges: The role of Human Ecology in an Ever-Changing World - Online
Duration: 17 Oct 202123 Oct 2021
Conference number: XXIV

Conference

ConferenceXXIV International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology
Period17/10/2123/10/21

Keywords

  • Portuguese Literature
  • Climate
  • Human Ecology
  • Ecocrítica
  • “Climocrítica” literária
  • Beira Litoral
  • Alentejo
  • Ferreira de Castro
  • Carlos de Oliveira
  • Antunes da Silva
  • Ecocriticism
  • Literary “Climocriticism”
  • Serra da Estrela
  • Gândara

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