International Research Training Group 'Temporalities of Future in Latin America'
Project: “Imaginaries of the End in Latin America. An Eschatological Reading of Our Recent Literature”
Project: "Imaginaries of the End in Latin America. An Eschatological Reading of Our Recent Literature"
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.