Vampires, Werewolves and Strong Women: Alternate Histories or the Re-writing of Race and Gender in Brazilian History

Ginway, M. Elizabeth
September 2003
Extrapolation (University of Texas at Brownsville);Fall2003, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p283
Academic Journal
Focuses on the state of science fiction (SF) writing in Brazil. Use of myths of identity as a starting point for analysis of Brazilian SF writing; SF subgenre of alternate history; Stories about strong females; SF stories based on Brazilian colonial history; Presence of vampires and werewolves in the stories by Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro.


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