Brazilian science fiction: ecofeminism and post-colonialism in plínio cabral’s umbra

Naiara Sales Araújo Santos

The present work aims toanalyze the dystopian novel Umbra by Plinio Cabral in the light of ecofeminism and postcolonial theories. The analyses will be focused on the investment of the writer toward colonial and neocolonial experiences besed on the arguments of critics such as Frantz Fanon, Edward Said, Homi Bhabha, and Latin American Nestor Canclini and Enrique Dussel as well as on the arguments of ecofeminists such as Vandana Shiva, Ivone Gebara and Caroline Merchant, among others. For methodological reasons, the first part of the analysis will focus on the ecofeminist criticism followed by the postcolonial discussion.

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