Professor Vieira's teaching and research interests include: 1. Brazilian narrative of the late 19th and 20th- centuries with special focus on contemporary urban fiction; 2. Brazilian and Latin American Jewish writing; 3. Brazilian autobiographical fiction; 4. ethnicity and the question of identity; 4. diaspora and cultural studies; 5. gender and literary theory; 6. modernist and postmodernist theories; 7. Brazilian short fiction; 8. literary translation
A native of Massachusetts, Professor Vieira studied in Brazil and Portugal. His teaching and research interests include: 1: contemporary Brazilian literature as well as fiction of the late 19th and the 20th centuries, with emphasis on Machado de Assis, Rubem Fonseca, Clarice Lispector, Sérgio Sant'Anna, Moacyr Scliar, Samuel Rawet, and Dalton Trevisan; 2. cultural studies; 3. metafiction, first-person narration, and narratology; 4. literary translation; 5. race, gender, ethnicity, and alterity. Co-founder and US editor of Brasil/Brazil: A Journal of Brazilian Literature; Vieira was Associate Editor of Modern Language studies (1985-94) and is currently on the Editorial Board of the Latin American Literary Review, Gragoatá, and Gávea-Brown. A member of several professional and scholarly organizations, Professor Vieira was President (1995-2002) of the Latin American Jewish Studies Association (LAJSA); President of the Northeastern Association of Brazilianists (1985-87). Vieira is current research fellow in the Advanced Program for Contemporary Culture (PACC) at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. As the Department's Director of Graduate Studies, Professor Vieira was also Director of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at Brown from 1980 to 1991. During Semester II (2000-01) he was Visiting Professor of Brazilian Literature at Harvard University. Some of his earlier publications include Brasil e Portugal: A Imagem Recíproca, Roads to Today's Portugal, ed. and The Promise, a translation of a play by Bernardo Santareno.
NELSON H. VIEIRA, A.B. (U. of Wisconsin), A.M., Ph.D. (Harvard University)
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