Paola E.

Fullmetal Alchemist: “An Alchemist’s Anguish” and Human Rights

Fullmetal Alchemist: “An Alchemist's Anguish” and Human Rights “Alchemy should be used for the people.”       When it comes to science fiction as a genre, we can’t ignore the influence of Japanese animation and writing. We’ve seen different popular pieces like Ghost in the Shell or Cowboy Bebop that take place in a science fiction [...]

By |2021-03-29T11:01:16-05:00March 29th, 2021|Essay 3, Paola E.|1 Comment

Choosing your path: An Interactive Storytelling Voice

A. Description of the original text and its socio-cultural and historical contexts      For my prototype, I'm choosing two short stories, one by the Argentinian author, Angélica Gorodischer (1928), and the second by Octavia Butler (1947-2008). The first one is titled “Los embriones del Violeta” [The embryos of the Violet] (1973), and the second is [...]

By |2021-03-16T11:17:13-05:00March 16th, 2021|Paola E., Proposal|0 Comments

SF in Context: Decolonial Post-humanity in El visitante de las estrellas

As described by Ursula K, LeGuin, science fiction is a description of our everyday life in an unfamiliar context (xii).  Thus, it’s a genre that represents our contemporaneity and proposes some changes. In the case of the short novel El visitante de las estrellas (The Visitor from the Stars, 2017), the Puerto Rican author, Pabsi [...]

By |2021-03-02T09:08:31-05:00March 2nd, 2021|Essay 2, Paola E.|0 Comments

Science Fiction’s Metaphor

Science Fiction's Metaphor      Ursula K. Le Guin's definitions for science fiction are interesting and compelling. She mentions that science fiction is a “metaphor […] drawn from certain great dominants of our contemporary life—science, all the sciences, and technology, and the relativistic and the historical outlook”.  In this sense, it’s like any other form of [...]

By |2021-05-11T12:59:35-05:00February 12th, 2021|Essay 1, Paola E., What is SF|0 Comments
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