Representativeness in contemporary British drama: a critical discourse analysis in Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing

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Palavras-chave:

Contemporary Drama, Critical Discourse Analysis, Social Identities, Representativeness.

Resumo

This research aims to analyze the contemporary British drama from the Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) in the play Beautiful Thing, trying to describe how the characters construct their identities along the text to establish the aspect of representativeness in the play. The methodology used was the theoretical discussion and the analysis with data from the play. It is divided into three sections; the first is a historical overview on 1990s British drama, presenting facts and changes. The second is a discussion on the theoretical background about CDA, conceptualized mainly by van Dijk (2001) and Fairclough (1992; 2003); and Identities with Castells (2010), Buckingham (2008), Hall (1997), and Verluys (2007). Afterwards, the play is analyzed from these concepts, where the linguistic instruments in the characters’ discourses, responsible for the construction of their identities, are searched in the play and exemplified with fragments.

Biografia do Autor

Josane Daniela Freitas Pinto, Universidade do Estado do Pará

Possui mestrado em Letras e Linguística pela Universidade Federal da Bahia (2000) e especialização em Língua Inglesa pela Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais(1996) e especialização em Planejamento de Ensino pela Faculdade de Educação (1993). É doutoranda do DINTER USP/UEPA em Filologia e Língua Portuguesa. Atualmente é professora assistente da Universidade do Estado do Pará. É professora da graduação e pós-graduação. Participa do Grupo de Estudos em Linguagens e Práticas Educacionais da Amazônia (GELPEA), é integrante da linha 5: Estudos do Discurso. Participa do Grupo de Estudos do Discurso da USP (GEDUSP).

Wellington Ruan Correa Oliveira, Universidade do Estado do Pará

Licenciado em Letras - Língua Inglesa pela Universidade do Estado do Pará - UEPA.

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22/10/2018

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Pinto, J. D. F., & Oliveira, W. R. C. (2018). Representativeness in contemporary British drama: a critical discourse analysis in Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing. REVELL - REVISTA DE ESTUDOS LITERÁRIOS DA UEMS, 2(19), 480–507. Recuperado de https://periodicosonline.uems.br/index.php/REV/article/view/2522