Latin@ Speculative Literature, Film, and Popular Culture

Edited by Cathryn Josefina Merla-Watson and B. V. Olguin

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  • Published: January 2017
  • Subject Listing: Latino/a Studies; Literature / Fiction
  • Bibliographic information: 380 pp., 30 illus., 6 x 9 in.
  • Territorial rights: World Rights
  • Distributed for: UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press
  • Contents

Speculative fiction-encompassing both science fiction and fantasy-has emerged as a dynamic field within Chicana/o and Latina/o studies, producing new critical vocabularies and approaches to topics that include colonialism and modernity, immigration and globalization, race and gender. As the first collection engaging Chicana/o and Latina/o speculative cultural production, Altermundos: Latin@ Speculative Literature, Film, and Popular Culture provides a comprehensive alternative to the view of speculative fiction as a largely white, male, Eurocentric, and heteronormative genre. It features original essays from more than twenty-five scholars as well as interviews, manifestos, short fiction, and new works from Chicana/o and Latina/o artists.
Cathryn Josefina Merla-Watson is assistant professor in the Mexican American studies program at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. B. V. Olguín is professor of English at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is the author of La Pinta: Chicana/o Prisoner Literature, Culture, and Politics and coeditor Latina/os and WWII: Mobility, Agency, and Ideology.