Contemporary Latin American Literature, Latin American and Latino Studies, Literary Studies.
Biography: Viviane Mahieux’s 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, Mexican literature and culture. She received her B.A. in History and Comparative Literature at U. C. Berkeley and completed her Ph.D. at Harvard University with a focus on contemporary Latin American literature (particularly Mexico, Brazil and Argentina). Before coming to Fordham, she taught at Harvard University, the University of Tours in France, and the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur in Mexico.
Interests and Research: Viviane Mahieux is currently completing her manuscript Accessible Intellectuals: Latin American Chroniclers during the Avant-Gardes, which focuses on the chronicles of Roberto Arlt, Mário de Andrade, Salvador Novo, Cube Bonifant, Alfonsina Storni, Tarsila do Amaral. This work argues that during the 1920’s and 1930’s, many chroniclers responded to the changing place of literature in urban culture by authorizing themselves through the recognition of their readers, more than simply through their links to high culture. She is also working on editing a collection of the chronicles of Cube Bonifant, a prominent Mexican woman journalist of the 1920’s, and is beginning research on the particular relationship between print journalism and the avant-garde movements in Mexico.
Selected Recent Publications:
“Deviation or Diversion? Oswald de Andrade’s Cannibalist Manifesto”. Apuntes Hispánicos: Literary Review, University of Toronto. 5 (2004).
“Cube Bonifant: una flapper en la crónica mexicana” Confabulario, cultural supplement of Mexico City daily El Universal, November 11, 2006.
“The Chronicler as Streetwalker: Salvador Novo and the Performance of Genre” (currently under review)
“Intervenciones desde el periodismo: Carlos Noriega Hope y la vanguardia en México” (in progress)