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J. Andrew Brown

Chair of Romance Languages and Literatures
Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature
PhD, University of Virginia
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    Professor Brown's research and teaching interests focus on issues of technology, science, global popular culture, and Latin American cultural identity.

    Professor Brown is currently at work on Weirding Latin America, a project that explores the Weird as genre and philosophy in contemporary Latin American fiction.

    He is the author of Cyborgs in Latin America (Palgrave, 2010), Test Tube Envy: Science and Power in Argentine Narrative (Bucknell UP, 2005) and editor of Latin American Science Fiction: Theory and Practice (Palgrave 2012) and Tecnoescritura: Literatura y tecnología en América Latina, a special issue of Revista Iberoamericana 73.221 (Nov-Dec, 2007). His articles on Latin American narrative and film have appeared in such journals as Comparative LiteratureHispanic ReviewJournal of Latin American Cultural Studies, Latin American Literary ReviewRevista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, and Science Fiction Studies, among others.


    Latin American Science Fiction: Theory and Practice

    Latin American Science Fiction: Theory and Practice

    Combining work by critics from Latin America, the USA, and Europe, Latin American Science Fiction: Theory and Practice is the first anthology of articles in English to examine science fiction in all of Latin America, from Mexico and the Caribbean to Brazil and the Southern Cone. Using a variety of sophisticated theoretical approaches, the book explores not merely the development of a science fiction tradition in the region, but more importantly, the intricate ways in which this tradition has engaged with the most important cultural and literary debates of recent year.

    Cyborgs in Latin America

    Cyborgs in Latin America

    Cyborgs in Latin America explores the ways cultural expression in Latin America has grappled with the changing relationships between technology and human identity.