Viviane Mahieux

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Assistant Professor of Spanish, Spanish and Portuguese
School of Humanities

Ph.D., Harvard University, Romance Languages and Literatures

Fax: (949) 824-2803

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Modern and contemporary Latin American literature
Research Abstract
My research interests include the Latin American and European avant-gardes, the city and urban theory, the genre of the chronicle in the 19th and 20th centuries, journalism and media theory. My book, Urban Chroniclers in Modern Latin America: The Shared Intimacy of Everyday Life is forthcoming in December 2011 by the University of Texas Press. In 2009, I published a collection of the chronicles of Cube Bonifant, a Mexican woman journalist who began publishing in the 1920's, entitled Una pequeña marquesa de Sade: Crónicas selectas 1921-1948. My articles have appeared in Hispanic Review, Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana and Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. I am now beginning research on the particular relationship between print journalism and the avant-gardes in post-revolutionary Mexico.

I grew up in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. I received my B.A. in History and Comparative Literature at U. C. Berkeley and completed my Ph.D. at Harvard University. Before coming to UC Irvine, I was Assistant Professor of Spanish and Director of Latin American and Latino Studies at Fordham University.
Urban Chroniclers in Modern Latin America: The Shared Intimacy of Everyday Life. University of Texas Press. Forthcoming December 2011. 248 pages.
Bonifant, Cube. Una pequeña marquesa de Sade: crónicas selectas (1921-1948). Annotated edition, with introduction and chronology. Mexico: UNAM; CONACULTA; DGE/Equilibrista, 2009. Pértiga 25. 346 pages.
“Intervenciones desde el periodismo: Carlos Noriega Hope y la vanguardia en México”. Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. Volume XLV, June 2011. Special dossier on Mexican avant-garde.
“Cube Bonifant: The Little Marquise de Sade of the Mexican Chronicle”. Review 80. (Spring 2010): 19-37.
“Imaginarios nacionales y celebraciones oficiales: México 1910, 2010”. Conciencia intelectual mexicana. Bicentenario de la Independencia y centenario de la Revolución. Ed. Rodrigo Pereyra. Lubbock, TX: Texas Tech University Press, 2010.
“The Chronicler as Streetwalker: Salvador Novo and the Performance of Genre”. Hispanic Review. Volume 76.2 (Spring 2008): 155-177.
“Cube Bonifant: una escritora profesional en el México post-revolucionario”. Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana. No. 66 (2007): 153-172.
“De ceja a ceja: Retos nacionales y espejismos sexuales en Enamorada de Emilio Fernández”. Delaware Review of Latin American Studies. 7 (2006).
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