Centre of Latin American Studies

Cultural Studies Section

Buenos Aires 2010: Bibliography and Reading

In preparation for this seminar it would be useful to read some of the following:

Interviews with Piglia, Spiner and Poncela available from http://www.mabuse.com.ar/mabuse/sonambulaintro.htm (the links to the interviews are at the bottom of the page)

Haraway, Donna. “A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century.” In Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature, 149-81. London: Free Association Books, 1991. Also available from: http://www.stanford.edu/dept/HPS/Haraway/CyborgManifesto.html

Mosquera R., Gustavo. “A Few Reflections on the Creation of the Film 'Moebius'.” In Mathematics, Art, Technology, and Cinema, edited by Michele Emmer and Mirella Manaresi, 156-62. Berlin and London: Springer, 2003. You can read some of this at http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=JKynT5lRdSgC   

Kantaris, Geoffrey. “Holograms and Simulacra: Bioy Casares, Subiela, Piglia.” In Science and the Creative Imagination in Latin America, edited by Evelyn Fishburn and Eduardo L. Ortiz, 175-89. London: Institute for the Study of the Americas, 2005.  This is not on La sonámbula or Moebius, but can give you some of the cultural background behind science ficiton film in Argentina. A basic version of this, as a web resource, is available at http://www.latin-american.cam.ac.uk/culture/simulacra/