BC3180: Between Science Fiction and Climate Fiction | O. Bentancor

Spanish and Latin American Culture
Undergraduate and Graduate Lecture
Tu Th 4:10-5:55PM

This course explores the entanglement between traditional science fiction and the emerging genre of climate change fiction in Latin American literature. Traditionally, while science fiction imagines future scientific or technological advances and significant social or environmental changes, climate fiction deals more specifically with climate change and global warming. By focusing on the ideological and aesthetic implications of the human/non-human binary, this course will explore how the history of colonialism makes Latin America a unique laboratory of experimentation that combines these two genres.

We will examine how specific literary fiction varies in response to the long-term history of capitalism, patriarchal domination, and the technological domination of nature in Latin America.

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