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Suggested Reading. Scholarly Criticism: M. Elizabeth Ginway, Brazilian Science Fiction (Bucknell UP, 2004)J. Andrew Brown, Cyborgs in Latin America (Palgrave, 2010). Movies. Brazil:The Fifth Power (1962) Alberto Pieralisi Isle of Flowers (1989) (short) Basic Sanitation (2007) Jorge FurtadoMexico: The Aztec Mummy versus the Human Robot (1957) Rafael PortilloChronos (1993) Guillermo ToroArgentina:Man
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Latin American Science Fiction The Case of Brazil M. Elizabeth Ginway Dept. Spanish and Portuguese Studies

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Recommended Reading Literary Criticism: M. Elizabeth Ginway, Brazilian Science Fiction (Bucknell UP, 2004) J. Andrew Brown, Cyborgs in Latin America (Palgrave, 2010)

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Films Brazil: The Fifth Power (1962) Alberto Pieralisi Isle of Flowers (1989) (short) Basic Sanitation (2007) Jorge Furtado Mexico: The Aztec Mummy versus the Human Robot (1957) Rafael Portillo Chronos (1993) Guillermo Toro Argentina: Man Facing Southeast (1987) Eliseo Subiela Moebius (1996) Gustavo Mosquera US: Sleep Dealer (2007), Alex Rivera

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Fiction in Translation Stories: Cosmos Latinos: Anthology of SF from Latin America and Spain ed. Ringer and Molina-Gavil án (Wesleyan, 2003) Novels: Turing\'s Delirium , Edmundo Paz-Sold án (Houghton Mifflin, (2007) Through the Arc of the Rainforest , Karen Tei Yamashita (Coffeehouse, 1990) And Still the Earth , Ignacio Loyola Brandão(Avon, 1982)

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Dystopias Brazil\'s Military Dictatorship (1964-1985) "Financial Development" Foreign capital, extricate "surplus"from low wages paid to laborers Mainstream scholars utilize oppressed world to stay away from oversight Models Huxley and Orwell And Still the Earth (N ão verás país nenhum ) Americanization Authoritarianism Recourse to Myths of National Identity

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Brazil\'s Myths of Identity National Myths versus Modernization Green and Fertile Paradise [industrialization] Non-savage, arousing individuals [women] Racial Democracy [continued inequality] Potential for significance, landmass and characteristic assets [Third World status] Ecofeminism to deconstruct myths of ladies/nature; essentialism, atavistic longing to come back to a pre-mechanical heaven Novel: The Fruit of Thy Womb (1976) Herberto Sales (accessible in English)

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SF as a Barometer for Modernization Pre-fascism SF (1958-64), Golden Age, affected by Ray Bradbury Iconography by Gary K. Wolfe The Known and Unknown in SF (1979) Humanity: robot, outsider [monsters] Environment: spaceship, city, no man\'s land "Brazilianization of symbols"

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Post Dictatorship SF (1985-Hard SF (autocracy, race, sexual orientation) Cyberpunk, tupinipunk (worldwide schemes) Robots, PCs, cyborgs (AIDS, sex issues) Alternate histories (reevaluate social imbalance) Women SF journalists (reappropriate, taunt machismo) Postmodern blending of types, dream, repulsiveness, intertexuality (social authenticity) Consciously Brazilian,SF Manifesto, decolonialize SF satire of 1928 Modernist "Cannibalist Manifesto"

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"Third Wave" 1960s GRD (First Wave) "Brilliant Age" 1970s Mainstream Writers, Dystopia 1980s, 90s Brazilian SF (Second Wave) Anti-colonialist, Brazilian topics 2006 "Against Brazilitis" (Third Wave) International or Cosmopolitan Perspective New Generation, web, dream

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Global Genre Latin America Writes Back: Critical and Theoretical Articles Cyberpunk, SF and the Canon, Graphic books, Film and Gaming in Latin America ed. Andrew Brown, Elizabeth Ginway

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Latin America Writes Back: Science Fiction and the Global Era Authors, producers and commentators from around the globe joined at UF on October 27-29, 2005 a symposium mirroring the developing enthusiasm for the sci-fi of Latin America. George Yudice, Edmundo Paz-Sold án, Alberto Fuguet, screening of Moebius ( 1996 ) ,dir. Gustavo Mosquera Visit www.clas.ufl.edu/occasions/writesbac

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"Outsider Vision" post BSF interpretation into Portuguese 12 papers on Brazilian SF/F 2010

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