“Cyborgs, Zombies, and Planets for Rent: Science Fiction in Contemporary Caribbean Literature”

Emily MaguireWednesday, February 28, 7 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Emily Maguire (Associate Professor, Department of Spanish & Portuguese and Latina/o Studies Program, Northwestern University)

The past two decades have witnessed a notable rise in both the visibility and popularity of science fiction writing and film throughout the Caribbean and its diasporas. What does it mean to use the language of science fiction—rather than social realism, fantasy, or the “marvelous real”—to describe Caribbean history and reality? This talk traces the presence of science fiction in Caribbean literature and film, and explores what the sudden popularity of the genre might mean for Caribbean cultural production today.

This event is part of the Evanston Northwestern Humanities Lecture Series.

1703 Orrington Ave. Evanston, IL

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