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Samuel Lagunas

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International Research Training Group 'Temporalities of Future in Latin America'

Dynamics of Aspiration and Anticipation

PhD Candidate

Project: “Imaginaries of the End in Latin America. An Eschatological Reading of Our Recent Literature”

Education

Since 09/2020

PhD Candidate, International Research Training Group ‘Temporalities of Future’

Since 07/2018 PhD Candidate in Latin American Studies, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
08/2015 – 06/2017  M.A. in Latin American Studies, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
08/2007 – 06/2011  B.A. in Hispanic Literature, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Work Experience

Since 09/2020

Researcher, International Research Training Group ‘Temporalities of Future’

Since 08/2019 Teacher at the Faculty of Philosophy, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro
Since 08/2018 Coordinator of the working group "Justicia, paz y reconciliación en México", Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro
Since 02/2015 Film Critic for CineDivergente
 06/2018 – 12/2018 Programme Coordinator of the documentary film series "Justicia en tu comunidad", organized by Gira de Documentales Ambulante A.C.

Project: "Imaginaries of the End in Latin America. An Eschatological Reading of Our Recent Literature"


Supervisor:

Dra. Carolina Depetris, UNAM


 The question about eschatological imaginaries in recent Latin American SF is pertinent not only to carry out a diagnosis and an analysis of how from this genre the possible futures of the region are drawn (through anticipation and speculation) but also to evaluate how the representations of the Latin American history and present in SF novels are (shown). This research focuses on the novels Plop by Rafael Pinedo, Zombie by Mike Wilson and Tentacle by Rita Indiana, works published in the 21st century. Based on them, this research seeks not only to characterize some specific aspects of SF in Latin America but also to propose how the analysis of eschatological imaginaries allows rereading these dystopian works not with a pessimistic spirit, with fear and disappointment, but from a critic horizon of hope and enthusiasm.

Articles

Lagunas, Samuel (2018): “El juego como motivo, técnica y actitud en las novelas de Vicente Leñero”. In: Revista de Literatura mexicana contemporánea (74).

Lagunas, Samuel (2018): “Herejes, traidores y prostitutas. La vida de Jesús en el discurso cinematográfico”. In: Revista de Interpretación bíblica latinoamericana (77), pp. 193-204.

Lagunas, Samuel (2016): “Cultura visual en las religiones antiguas. Una mitología imaginada”. In: Razón y Pensamiento Cristiano.

Lagunas, Samuel (2015): “La intención cristológica de Vicente Leñero: una introducción a su novelística” (2015). In: Analéctica (11).

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