Jonathan Mayhew graduated from the University of California, Davis, in 1981 and received his PhD in Comparative Literature from Stanford in 1988. He has taught at the University of Kansas since 1996. He is the author of four books on modern and contemporary peninsular poetry: Claudio Rodríguez and the Language of Poetic Vision (Bucknell, 1990), The Poetics of Self-Consciousness: Twentieth Century Spanish Poetry (Bucknell, 1994), Apocryphal Lorca: Translation, Parody, Kitsch, (Chicago, 2009), and The Twilight of the Avant-Garde: Spanish Poetry 1980-2000 (Liverpool, 2009). His numerous articles and reviews have appeared in PMLA, Diacritics, Hispanic Review, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, Revista de Libros, Insula, MLN, and elsewhere.
Professor Mayhew is currently working on a book with the title What Lorca Knew. His multiple interests include translation theory, poetry and performance, and the relation between poetry and music.
Last updated on November 16, 2011.