Ginway 2012

M. Elizabeth Ginway

Associate Professor

Areas of Interest/Research

Brazilian Science Fiction and Fantasy, Latin American Science Fiction, Brazilian Detective and Crime Fiction, Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Brazilian Narrative, Machado de Assis, Brazilian Cinema, Brazilian Culture, Portuguese Language


M. Elizabeth Ginway is Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Florida. She is author of Brazilian Science Fiction: Cultural Myths and Nationhood in the Land of the Future (2004), which was nominated for the MLA Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize by Bucknell University Press. This book was published in Portuguese translation in Brazil in 2005. Several essays on Brazilian science fiction and fantasy also appeared in a volume called Visão Alienígena [Alien Vision] (Devir, 2010), and she co-edited a volume of essays, Latin American Science Fiction: Theory and Practice (Palgrave, 2012) with J. Andrew Brown. She has published articles in Alambique, Brasil/Brazil, Extrapolation, Foundation, Hispania, Luso-Brazilian Review, Modern Language Studies, Revista Iberoamericana, and Science Fiction Studies. In addition to teaching nineteenth- and twentieth-century Brazilian literature, she has extended her SF interests to Spanish America, and her comparative study on science fiction and fantasy, Sexuality, Cyborgs and the Undead: The Body in Brazilian and Mexican Science Fiction” will be published by Vanderbilt University Press in December of 2020.

Contact Information

Phone: (352) 273-3745
Office: 149 DAU

Office Hours: Thursday 3-5 pm and Friday 3-4 pm and by appointment

Mailing address:
170 Dauer Hall
P.O. Box 117405
University of Florida
Gainesville FL 32611-7405