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Romance Languages
Olin Center
180 Packard Avenue
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155
Phone: (617) 627-2765
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Jose Antonio Mazzotti
Professor of Latin American Literature
(On leave 2013-2014)

Degrees: Ph.D. (Princeton University), M.A. (Princeton University), M.A. (University of Pittsburgh), Licenciatura (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú).

Expertise: Colonial Latin American Studies, Latin American Poetry, Andean Studies, Film Studies

Professional Positions:
Editor-in-Chief and Director, Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana
President, International Association of Peruvianists

Selected Books:

  • Incan Insights: El Inca Garcilaso's Hints to Andean Readers. Frankfurt am Main & Madrid: Vervuert & Iberoamericana, 2008.
  • Poéticas del flujo. Migración y violencia verbales en el Perú de los 80. Lima: Fondo Editorial del Congreso de la República, 2002.
  • Coros mestizos del Inca Garcilaso. Resonancias andinas. Lima: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1996.
  • Editor of Renacimiento mestizo: los 400 años de los "Comentarios reales". Frankfurt am Main & Madrid: Vervuert & Iberoamericana, 2010.
  • Co-editor of Creole Subjects in the Colonial Americas: Empires, Texts, Identities. Chapell Hill, NC: Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture and University of North Carolina Press, 2009.
  • Co-editor of The Other Latinos: Central and South Americans in the United States. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, 2007.
  • Editor of Agencias criollas. La ambigüedad "colonial" en las letras hispanoamericanas. Pittsburgh: Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana, 2000.

Recent Articles:

  • "Mezquitas, agravios y traiciones: sobre el discurso caballeresco en la crónicas de la conquista". In Discursos coloniales: texto y poder en la América hispana. Ed. by Pilar Latasa. Madrid & Frankfurt: Iberoamericana & Vervuert, 2011. 101-127
  • "Barataria From the Perspective of Spanish American 'Colonial' Studies: Contributions for a Reading of (Counter)Utopia in the Quijote and the New World". In The Utopian Impulse in Latin America. Ed. by Kim Beauchesne and Alessandra Santos. New York: Palgrave, 2011. 51–70.
  • Hinostroza o la anti-épica: claves para entender la trascendencia de Contra natura". In Hinostroza, il miglior fabbro. Ed. by Fernando de Diego and Paolo de Lima. Lima: Editorial San Marcos, 2011. 31–43.
  • "Cuando los chanchos vuelan: el giro porcino y la oralidad en la poesía hispanoamericana del fin de la modernidad". Vanderbilt E-Journal of Luso-Hispanic Studies 7 (2011): 71–84. http://ejournals.library.vanderbilt.edu/lusohispanic/viewissue.php
  • Garcilaso y ‘el bien común: mestizaje y posición política". In El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega: entre varios mundos. José Morales Saravia y Gerhard Penzkofer, eds. Lima: Fondo Editorial del Vicerrectorado Académico de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, 2011. 185-206.

Selected grants and awards:

  • National Science Foundation grant to carry out the project "Documenting and Revitalizing Iskonawa (isc) in Peru: An Interdisciplinary Project". 2012.
  • Winner of the Crossing Boundaries Award in Poetry and Translation. With original poems by J. A. Mazzotti and translations by G. J. Racz. International Quarterly 3, 4 (2001): 54-59.
  • Grant from PromPerú, the Comission for the Promotion of Peru, for the organization of the First International Conference of Peruvianists, which took place at Harvard University on April 29-May 1, 1999.
  • American Philosophical Society Grant for Research. Project: "Criollos, Nation and Literature in Colonial Peru. Microfilming of sources in Lima". 1996.
  • Amherst College Copeland Post-doctoral Research Fellowship. Project: "Criollos, Nation and Literature in Colonial Peru". 1995.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Post-doctoral Research Fellowship. Project: "Criollos, Nation and Literature in Colonial Peru". John Carter Brown Library. 1994.

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