Freeze-frame: Temporalidades especulativas en la escritura de la Generación Año Cero

Translated title of the contribution: Freeze-Frame: Speculative temporalities in the work of generation zero

Emily A Maguire*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review


Something strange happens with time in the work of the so-called Generation Zero. Time speeds up or slows down, and sometimes it stops completely, allowing for the introduction of speculative elements. In these narratives, time is something other than real(ist) time. I argue that the existence of multiple temporalities in fiction by Generation Zero writers represents an explicit attempt to create a temporal space in contrast with that of the dominant temporality. In the stories by Raúl Flores and Jorge Enrique Lage that this essay analyzes, these divergent temporalities offer an exit from the national space and the narratives that dominate it.

Translated title of the contributionFreeze-Frame: Speculative temporalities in the work of generation zero
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)9-22
Number of pages14
JournalRevista Letral
Issue number18
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Contemporary cuban literature
  • Generation Zero
  • Speculative fiction
  • Temporality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Literature and Literary Theory

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Freeze-Frame: Speculative temporalities in the work of generation zero'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this