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Rudyard Alcocer, Ph.D.


Time Travel in the Latin American and Caribbean Imagination: Re-reading History examines time travel in literature and other cultural production in the Americas, particularly as concerns fictional journeys between the present and the eras of the Conquest and slave trade. The study is premised on the notion that an investigation into time travel provides meaningful new perspectives on several issues of ongoing hemispheric importance. Combining in innovative ways the tools and approaches of postcolonial and popular culture studies as well as comparative literary analysis, Time Travel is an ambitious, interdisciplinary study that develops – across several related discursive sites – an argument about the centrality of time travel in the Latin American and Caribbean imagination. It will be of interest to scholars and advanced readers of Latin American and Caribbean literary and cultural studies, in the region's history and critical thought, and in science fiction studies.