M. Elizabeth Ginway

M. Elizabeth Ginway is Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Florida, where she teaches a wide variety of courses in Brazilian culture and literature, along with language classes in Portuguese. She is author of Brazilian Science Fiction: Cultural Myths and Nationhood in the Land of the Future (2004), which was nominated for the MLA Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize by Bucknell University Press. This book was published in Portuguese translation in Brazil in 2005. Several essays on Brazilian science fiction and fantasy also appeared in a volume called Visão Alienígena [Alien Vision] (Devir, 2010), and she co-edited a volume of essays, Latin American Science Fiction: Theory and Practice (Palgrave, 2012) with J. Andrew Brown. She has published articles in Alambique, Brasil/Brazil, Extrapolation, Foundation, Hispania, Luso-Brazilian Review, Modern Language Studies, Revista Iberoamericana, and Science Fiction Studies. In addition to teaching nineteenth- and twentieth-century Brazilian literature, she has extended her SF interests to Spanish America, and is currently working on comparative study on science fiction and fantasy called “Transexuality, Cyborgs and the Undead: The Body in Brazilian and Mexican Science Fiction,” in addition to teaching courses in Spanish and English on Latin American Science Fiction.