Aldo Mazzucchelli

Aldo Mazzucchelli

Adjunct Assistant Professor in Hispanic Studies
Phone: +1 401 863 2569

In April 2010 Aldo Mazzucchelli published his second book, entitled La mejor de las fieras humanas (Taurus, Montevideo, 639 p.), which serves as the first critical biography of a key figure of Latin American fin de siècle intellectual ambience, Julio Herrera y Reissig. He is now working on a third book that examines the relation between the historical project of individualism/"modern lyric poet" and current perceptions and self-perceptions of "the poet" in Latin American post-postmodernism.


Selected Honors:

- Bartolomé Hidalgo Prize for best Historical Study published in 2009-2010 (Montevideo, Cámara Uruguaya del Libro, October 2010).

- Ministerio de Educación y Cultura (Ministry of Education and Culture, Uruguay) National Literary Award to the Best Poetry Book Published in the year 2004. 2nd Prize, for the book Wysiwyg, July, 2006. 

- T.A.E. Poetry Prize, Montevideo. First Prize, for the book Ánima, July, 1989.


Latin American Literature 19th-20th centuries; individualism and the project of the "modern lyric poet" in Latin America; theories of metaphor; poetry, rationality, irrationality and the occult; Julio Herrera y Reissig; the cultures of modernization and avant-garde in Latin America (1888-1930); tango and the culture of modernization in Buenos Aires and Montevideo, (1880-1935).


Brown University, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) Course Development Faculty Grant 2009. New Capstone Seminar for the Department of Hispanic Studies, on Literary Theory. $ 3,000.


On La Mejor de las Fieras Humanas