Latinx Visions

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Latinx Visions

Latinx Visions is organized by Cathryn Merla-Watson, Matthew David Goodwin, and Santiago Vaquera Vásquez and is sponsored by UNM and UTRGV.

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The University of New Mexico Student Union Building Albuquerque, NM 87106

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  • 2 days 12 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Latinx artists, writers, and performers are envisioning speculative worlds, including dystopias, utopias, apocalyptic lands, fantastic futures, and horrifying worlds, at a greater rate than ever before. This creative renaissance raises the following questions: Why are Latinx creators drawn to the speculative genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, and why now? What is aesthetically and politically exceptional about these new Latinx speculative worlds? With these questions in mind, the Latinx Visions project is gathering some of the most prominent scholars working on this topic for a conference at the University of New Mexico on March 9-11, 2023. The conference will be free and open to the public. The Latinx Visions project will forge a vital arena for understanding Latinx speculative worlds, significantly advancing the state of this rapidly growing field.