Modern Languages, Political History

The Bright Side of Modernity

In this exclusive commentary, Coletta revisits the central ideas explored in her book, Decadent Modernity, discussing the bright side of modernity, analysing the complexities and contradictions of our fast-changing world and the idea of ‘Latin America’ as a geo-political region.

Literature

The Relevance of Biopunk Science Fiction by Lars Schmeink

Author of Biopunk Dystopias, Lars Schmeink, discusses the importance of biopunk in the context of modern literature and society.  When Margaret Atwood wrote Oryx and Crake, the first novel in her MaddAddam trilogy, some thirteen years ago, she noticed certain trends in scientific research and—as a writer of speculative fiction—started thinking about the consequences, if specific lines of … Continue reading