Posthumanism and Latin(x) American Science Fiction

This volume explores how Latin American and Latinx creators have engaged science fiction to explore posthumanist thought. Contributors reflect on how Latin American and Latinx speculative art conceptualizes the operations of other, non-human forms of agency, and engages in environmentalist theory in...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Córdoba, Antonio (Editor), Maguire, Emily A. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Cham Palgrave Macmillan 2023, 2023
Edition:1st ed. 2023
Series:Studies in Global Science Fiction
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: “Posthumanism and Speculative Aesthetics in Latin(x) American Science Fiction”
  • Chapter 1. “Prosthetic Futures: Disability and Genre Self-Consciousness in Maielis González Fernández’s Sobre los nerds y otras criaturas mitológicas.” Ana Ugarte Fernández, College of the Holy Cross
  • Chapter 2. “We Have Always Been Posthuman: Virtus and the Reconfiguration of the Lettered Subject.” Miguel García, Fordham University
  • Chapter 3. “Does the Posthuman Actually Exist in Mexico? A Critique of the Essayistic Production on the Posthuman Written by Mexicans (2001-2007).” Stephen Tobin, UCLA
  • Chapter 4. Maia Gil’Adi, “Fukú, Postapocalyptic Haunting, and Science-Fiction Embodiment in Junot Díaz’s ‘Monstro.’” Maia Gil’Adi, University of Massachusetts-Lowell
  • Chapter 5. “Villa Epecuén: Slow Violence and the Posthuman Film Set.” Jonathan Risner, Indiana University
  • Chapter 6. Catfish and Nanobots: Invasive Species and Eco-Critical Futures in Alejandro RojasMedina’s Chunga Maya, Samuel Ginsburg, Washington State University
  • - Chapter 7. “Cyborgs in the Margins: Indigeneity in ‘El Cementerio de Elefantes,’ by Miguel Esquirol.” Liliana Colanzi, Cornell University
  • Chapter 8. “Race, Performance and the Discipline of the Body in Brazil’s Dystopian Thriller 3%.” M. Elizabeth Ginway, University of Florida
  • Chapter 9. “Bruja Theory: On Witches and Worldmaking.” William Orchard, Queens College of the City University of New York
  • Afterword: “Posthuman Subjectivity in Latin America: Changing the Conversation.” Silvia Kurlat Ares