Date(s) - 02/28/18
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Evanston Public Library
Cyborgs, Zombies, and Planets for Rent: Science Fiction in Contemporary Caribbean Literature: Emily Maguire
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Presenter: Emily Maguire, Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Latina/o Studies Program
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 talk is part of the Evanston Northwestern Humanities Lecture Series, where Northwestern faculty share and discuss their research with the public in casual evening lectures at the Evanston Public Library. Co-presented by the Evanston Public Library and the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities.