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Cyborgs, Cities, and Celluloid: Memory Machines in Two Latin American Cyborg Films

Geoffrey Kantaris

in Latin American Cyberculture and Cyberliterature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310614
eISBN:
9781846313462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313462.004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter analyses a key figure of cyberculture — the cyborg — and its manifestation in two recent Latin American films. It demonstrates how the cyborg functions as a microcosm of the cultural ... More


Guillermo del Toro's Cronos, or the Pleasures of Impurity

Laurence Davies

in Gothic Science Fiction 1980–2010

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317071
eISBN:
9781846319785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846317071.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses Guillermo del Toro's film Cronos and notes that its ‘generic impurity’ can be associated with the shifting socio-economic framework of Mexico in the 1990s. It analyses the ... More


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