About

My main academic interests are Spanish-speaking science fiction in all media (literature, film, TV, and comic books), and the intersection of modernity and the sacred. I am currently working on two book projects. One explores how contemporary Spanish science fiction maps out the exhaustion of the political imagination in contemporary Spain and tries to envision possible ways to break out of this impasse. The other monograph looks into the ways in which modern and contemporary Argentine, Cuban, and Mexican science fiction reimagines the concept of sovereignty. I am also coediting a volume on materiality and the cultures of death in contemporary Spain.

Education


  • Ph.D. Harvard University.

  • M.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • B.A. University of Sevilla.

Other Publications

Book.

  • 2011. ¿Extranjero en tierra extraña? El género de la ciencia ficción en América Latina. Sevilla: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Sevilla. Link.


Edited Volumes.

  • 2024. Head and Tails of the Monarch: Representing Kings and Queens in Post-Francoist Iberian Cultures. Edited by Antonio Córdoba, Daniel García-Donoso, and Carlos Varón González. Bulletin of Spanish Studies. Forthcoming.

  • 2024. ‘Ruinas Modernas’: Untimely Spaces and Multiple Temporalities in Modern and Contemporary Spanish Culture. Edited by Pedro Aguilera-Mellado, Antonio Córdoba, and Jacqueline Sheean. Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies. Forthcoming.

  • 2023. Posthumanism and Latin(x) American Science Fiction. Edited by Antonio Córdoba and Emily A. Maguire. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Link.

  • 2021. Rite, Flesh, and Stone: The Matter of Death in Contemporary Spanish Culture. Edited by Antonio Córdoba and Daniel García-Donoso. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press. Link.

  • 2016. The Sacred and Modernity in Urban Spain: Beyond the Post-Secular City. Edited by Antonio Córdoba and Daniel García-Donoso. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Link.


Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters.

  • 2024. “Introduction.” With Daniel García-Donoso and Carlos Varón González. Head and Tails of the Monarch: Representing Kings and Queens in Post-Francoist Iberian Cultures. Edited by Antonio Córdoba, Daniel García-Donoso, and Carlos Varón González. Bulletin of Spanish Studies. Forthcoming.

  • 2024. Introduction.” With Pedro Aguilera-Mellado and Jacqueline Sheean. In ‘Ruinas Modernas’: Untimely Spaces and Multiple Temporalities in Modern and Contemporary Spanish Culture. Edited by Pedro Aguilera-Mellado, Antonio Córdoba, and Jacqueline Sheean. Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies. Forthcoming.

  • 2023. “’A Mutant Faith’: Science Fiction, Posthumanism, and Queer Futurity in Arca’s KiCK Album Pentalogy.” Posthumanism and Latin(x) American Science Fiction. Edited by Antonio Córdoba and Emily A. Maguire. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 219-235. Link.

  • 2023. “Introduction: Posthumanism and Latin(x) American Science Fiction.” With Emily A. Maguire. Posthumanism and Latin(x) American Science Fiction. Edited by Antonio Córdoba and Emily A. Maguire. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 1-26. Link.

  • 2021. “Introduction: Materiality, Culture, and Death in Spain, 1959-2020.” With Daniel García Donoso. Rite, Flesh, and Stone: The Matter of Death in Contemporary Spanish Culture. Edited by Antonio Cordoba and Daniel García-Donoso. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2021. 9-40. Link.

  • 2021. “Alienígenas, mutantes, ciborgs, sujetos digitales: avatares de lo posthumano en la ciencia ficción latinoamericana.” La ciencia ficción en América Latina: Crítica, teoría, historia. Edited by Silvia G. Kurlat Ares y Ezequiel de Roso. Oxford: Peter Lang. 251-262. Link.

  • 2021. “Aliens, Mutants, Cyborgs, Digital Selves: Avatars of the Posthuman in Latin American Science Fiction.” Peter Lang Companion to Latin American Science Fiction Studies. Edited by Silvia G. Kurlat Ares and Ezequiel de Rosso. Oxford: Peter Lang. 249-259 Link.

  • 2020. “Genealogía, vulnerabilidad y mutación en Iris (2014), de Edmundo Paz Soldán.” [Genealogy, Vulnerability, and Mutation in Edmundo Paz Soldán’s Iris (2014).” Desafíos, diferencias y deformaciones de la ciudadanía: mutantes y monstruos en la producción cultural latinoamericana reciente. Edited by María del Carmen Caña Jiménez. Raleigh: Editorial A Contracorriente. 131-154. Link.

  • 2019. “Spanish Science Fiction Film in Times of Emergency: Crisis and Entrapment in Nacho Vigalondo’s Extraterrestrial and David and Álex Pastor’s The Last Days.” European Film and Television: Crisis Narratives and Narratives in Crisis. Edited by Betty Kaklamanidou and Ana Corbalán. New York: Routledge. 51-64. Link.

  • 2018. “Los niños perdidos zombis: La España postsecular y los descontentos con la memoria histórica en [REC]2.” [The Lost Zombie Children: Postsecular Spain and the Discontents with Historical Memory in [REC]2]. Alambique: Revista académica de ciencia ficción y fantasía, vol. 6, no. 1. Link.

  • 2018. “(De)Mythologizing the Disabled: Chilean Freaks in Roberto Bolaño’s El Tercer Reich and Estrella distante.Freakish Encounters: Constructions of the Freak in Hispanic Cultures. Edited by Sara Muñoz-Muriana and Analola Santana. Hispanic Issues Online no. 20. 77-96. Link.

  • 2018. “Between Moscow and Santa Clara: The Soviet Cuban Imaginary in Agustín de Rojas’ Espiral (1980).” Science Fiction Circuits of the East and South. Edited by Anindita Banerjee and Sonja Fritzsche. Oxford: Peter Lang. 75-98. Link.

  • 2017. “Precarious Life in the High Rise: Neoliberal Urban Interiors in Rec (2007) and Mientras duermes (2011).” Gender in Spanish Urban Spaces: Literary and Visual Narratives of the New Millennium. Edited by Maria DiFrancesco and Debra Ochoa. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 269-288. Link.

  • 2017. “Astral Cities, New Selves: Utopian Subjectivities in Nosso Lar and Branco Sai, Preto Fica.” In Space and Subjectivity in Contemporary Brazilian Cinema. Edited by Antônio Márcio da Silva and Mariana Cunha. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 133-147. Link.

  • 2017. “‘Let Me Enter the Heaven of Her Consciousness’: Cosmopolitan Ghosts in Adolfo Bioy Casares’ The Invention of Morel.” Chasqui: Revista de literatura latinoamericana 46, no. 1. 102-113. Link.

  • 2016. “Urban Avatars of ‘El Maligno’: Sacredness in Alex de la Iglesia’s El día de la Bestia and Manuel Martín Cuenca’s Caníbal.” The Sacred and Modernity in Urban Spain: Beyond the Post-Secular City. Edited by Antonio Cordoba and Daniel García-Donoso. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 119-137. Link.

  • 2016. “Introduction.” With Daniel García-Donoso.The Sacred and Modernity in Urban Spain: Beyond the Post-Secular City. Edited by Antonio Cordoba and Daniel García-Donoso. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. xiii-xxvii. Link.

  • 2011. “‘¿Qué hay detrás de la ventana’: Oralidad delirante y el enigma de la voz en Los detectives salvajes de Roberto Bolaño.” Vanderbilt e-Journal of Luso-Hispanic Studies no. 7. 87-108. Link.


Book Reviews.

  • 2017. García Caro, Pedro. “After the Nation: Postnational Satire in the Works of Carlos Fuentes and Thomas Pynchon.” Revista de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea vol. 22, no. 71, May-Aug. 2017.

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