AIRING ETHNIC AND LINGUISTIC IDENTITIES THROUGH PUBLIC MEDIA COMIC PERFORMANCES: CHALLENGING AND REINSCRIBING NORMATIVE IDEOLOGIES

Pedro de Moraes Garcez

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This essay discusses double voicings in heteroglossic public media comic performances of ethnic and linguistic identities. The objective is to show an example of how airing ethnic-linguistic identities through media comic performances brings to the open previously silenced, sensitive issues for necessary public debate, also providing a rich field for research on contemporary sociolinguistic questions. The example explored here is a comparative illustration, presented at an academic seminar, between the data analyzed by Jaffe (2000), featuring comic bilingual performances in Corsica, and comic radio and television performances featuring a German-Brazilian character. First, the multi-site, multimedia academic seminar course is introduced. Next, four illustrative videos, shown during the seminar presentation as a counterpoint to Jaffe’s data, are described, two of which spotlight D. Heda, a fictional German-Brazilian comic character. Further material is examined here – an interview with the radio journalist who created and performs D. Heda, in which he presents his radio program as validating German-Brazilian identities. This is briefly contrasted with comments by a course participant arguing such humor is disparaging of German-Brazilians. Finally, in light of recent studies of similar heteroglossic public media comic performances, the tensions these performances may create between challenging and reinscribing normative ideologies are discussed.

 


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German-Brazilian; Humor; Identity; Performance; Teuto-Brasileiro; Humor; Identidade; Atuação

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18309/anp.v1i40.1019

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