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Miguel Garcia

Ph.D.

Miguel García
Assistant Professor of Spanish|
Faber Hall 565
718-817-2674
mgarcia137@fordham.edu

Spring 2021 office hours (Rose Hill): M&R, 1:00 to 2:00 pm, Zoom link: 4708940858

 

Education

  • B.A. and M.A., Spanish, University of Texas, El Paso
  • Ph.D., Latin American Languages and Cultures, University of California, Davis

Specialization

  • Mexican Literature and Cinema, Twentieth Century
  • Representations of science and technology in Mexican culture
  • Mexican Science Fiction

Biography

Miguel García is a native of the Texas/Chihuahua border. His work focuses on twentieth century Mexican literature and film, with an emphasis in the cultural representation of science and technology. He has published articles on journals such as Chasqui and Revista Iberoamericana. His current interests are the intersections of eugenics and race in Mexican science fiction, the futuristic representation of space in film and literature, and critical posthumanism.

Selected Publications

Book Chapter. “Eugenia: Engineering New Citizens in Mexico’s Laboratory of Socialism” Science Fiction Circuits of the East and South. Edited by Anindita Banerjee and Sonja Fritzsche. Oxford Peter Lang. 2018. 51-74.

Published Conference Proceeding. “El sujeto monstruoso como figura desestabilizadora en el cine mexicano”. Memoria Primer Encuentro Estéticas de Ciencia Ficción. Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura / Centro Nacional de Investigación, Documentación e Información de Artes Plásticas. 2019- 38-51. 
 
Article. “¿Imaginar el futuro? 2033 y el resurgimiento del cine mexicano de ciencia ficción.” Revista Iberoamericana. 83.259-260 (2017): 629:643.

Article. “Eugenia en su contexto: utopía y proyecto alterno de nación.” Alambique: Revista Académica de Ciencia Ficción y Fantasía. 4.1. (2016).

Article. “Urbes corruptoras y visiones apocalípticas en dos novelas cyberpunk latinoamericanas.” Chasqui. Revista de literatura latinoamericana 44.2 (2015): 138-148.