Rachel Haywood Ferreira will discuss the Golden Age of Latin American science fiction, which coincided with the height of the Space Race and the emerging Atomic Age.
Rachel Haywood Ferreira is Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Iowa State University. She is co-editor of the book series Studies in Global Science Fiction for Palgrave Macmillan and of the journal Extrapolation, serves on the editorial boards of Science Fiction Studies, Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, Zanzalá – Revista Brasileira de Estudos de Ficção Científica, and Alambique: Revista Académica de Ciencia-Ficción y Fantasía / JornalAcadémico de Ficção Científica e Fantasia, and is subeditor for Latin American and Iberian science fiction for The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. She is the author of The Emergence of Latin American Science Fiction (Wesleyan University Press, 2011). Her current book project is provisionally titled Latin American Science Fiction in the Space Age.
Her lecture is sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Science Fiction Working Group, and the Marston-Milbauer Eminent Scholar.
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