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Introduction: Antipodean Horrors—The Return of Latin American Monsters

  • Gabriel Eljaiek-Rodríguez
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Abstract

In the introduction, Eljaiek-Rodríguez delineates the idea of American monstrosity as conceived in the Conquest and the Colonia and its relationship with the concept of the Antipodes. This definition grounds an analysis of how Latin American writers and intellectuals have transformed the monstrous, appropriating it and engaging it as a political tool. Eljaiek-Rodríguez defines additional concepts such as migration, cannibalism, and heterogeneity that are essential to the analysis of the films presented in the book.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gabriel Eljaiek-Rodríguez
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  1. 1.The New School of AtlantaAtlantaUSA

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