This course examines imaginings of Central American futurities and pasts, from the Popul Vuh to Territorios Olvidados and beyond. Key questions focus on de/coloniality, extractivism, war, violence, waste, migration, AI, and the (post)human. Genres explored include Central American extreme realism, speculative fiction, science fiction, and eco-horror. Authors include among others: Gioconda Belli, Ernesto Cardenal, Horacio Castellanos Moya, Ruben Dario, Carlos Gagini, Jorge Galan, Franz Galich,Pedro Gaspar Gonzalez, Claudia Hernandez, Alvaro Menendez Leal, Tatiana Lobo, Rodrigo Rey Rosa, Salarrue, Maximo Soto Hall, and Ramon Varela Morales. Readings in Spanish and English.