(1971- ) Juan Carlos Toledano Redondo was born in Adra, Spain. He completed a BA at the Universidad de Granada in Spanish Philology and a PhD in Romance Languages at the University of Miami, Florida. He is Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies at Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon, and works on the fantastic in Spanish-language contemporary narrative.
Toledano has dedicated most of his research life to investigating the relationship between the Castro regime and Cuban science fiction production, among other topics. As a consequence, he has published a variety of articles and reports on Cuban, Caribbean and Argentinean science fiction; these include: "Una cartografía de la ciencia-ficción cubana a través de la obra de Yoss" ["A Cartography of Cuban Science Fiction through Yoss's Oeuvre"] (in Lo fantástico en Hispanoamérica ["The Fantastic in Hispanic America"], anth 2011, ed Elton Honores Vásquez), "The Many Names of God: Christianity in Hispanic Caribbean Science Fiction" (July 2007 Chasqui), "From Socialist Realism to Anarchist Capitalism: Cuban Cyberpunk" (November 2005 Science Fiction Studies), "Pubis angelical: entre la violencia de género y el fin del tiempo" ["Pubis Angelical: Between Gender Violence and the End of Time"] (December 2005 CiberLetras. Revista de crítica literaria y de cultura.) and "Ángel Arango's Cuban Trilogy: Rationalism, Revolution, and Evolution" (Winter 2002 Extrapolation).
He has also participated in the development and academic presence of science fiction written in Spanish, presenting his work in conferences in Spain, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, the USA and Canada, and collaborating in various projects, such as the co-authored "Chronology of Latin American SF 1775-2005" (November 2007, Science Fiction Studies), and editing issue #23 of Istmo. Revista virtual de estudios culturales y literarios centroamericanos (July/December 2011), an issue dedicated to science fiction from Central America and the Hispanic Caribbean. Toledano is co-editor of the journal Alambique: Academic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy in Spanish and Portuguese.. He wrote the entries in this encyclopedia for Central America (in collaboration), Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and several Latin American authors. [JCTR]
Juan Carlos Toledano Redondo
born Adra, Andalucía, Spain: 1971
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