O Código da Vinci:diálogos e ruídos entre teologia e literatura

by Reis, Elaine Cristina

Abstract (Summary)
The present study analyzes Dan Brown#s The Da Vinci Code in order to show that books published after the success of Brown#s novel do not properly distinguish literature from theology therein. This research is divided into chapters, suggestively entitled and delimited by codes guiding the present work: 1) Bible and Literature; 2) The Critics# Code; 3) The Reader#s Code. The first chapter depicts the similarities of compared studies between the Bible and Literature, mainly from the perspective of Theopoetics; it also approaches entertaining literature, and discusses the concepts of cultured literature and #subliterature#. The second chapter analyzes literary criticism, departing from the discussion about the marriage of Jesus and Mary Magdalene; next, it evaluates the conflicts generated in the reception of The Da Vinci Code, and seeks possible explanations to the following conflict: what is literature and what is theology in the approach of this book genre. Finally, the third chapter corresponds to the Aesthetics of Reception. It shows how newspapers, magazines and websites received the referred narrative, and later analyzes the activities carried out by readersof The Da Vinci Code as evidenced in their comments in newspapers and magazines and on the Orkut website.
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Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Tânia Regina Oliveira Ramos; Rafael Camorlinga Alcaraz; Salma Ferraz; Eduardo Gross

School:Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

School Location:Brazil

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:literatura teologia comparada crítica literaria brown dan e interpretação


Date of Publication:11/17/2008

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