Special Issues

JFA sometimes publishes special issues devoted to a single topic, author, or theme. Each special issue presents an organized microcosm of criticism relating to its subject. Some previous special issues of general interest:

“Diana Wynne Jones.” Ed. Charlie Butler, Hallie O’Donovan, and Maureen Kincaid Speller. Vol. 21, No. 2. (2010).

“HJEAS (Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies).” Ed. Donald E. Morse. Vol. 11, No. 4. (2001).

“A Century of Draculas.” Ed. James Craig Holte. Vol. 10, No. 2. (1999).

“On Psi Powers.” Ed. H. L. Drake. Vol. 9, No. 4. (1998).

“The Tolkien Issue.” Ed. W. A. Senior. Vol. 9, No. 3. (1998).

“The Goddess in Fantastic Literature.” Ed. C. W. Sullivan, III, and Kathryn Fladenmuller. Vol. 9, No. 1. (1998).

“Fantasy and the Bible.” Ed. Tina Pippin and George Aichele. Vol. 8, No. 2. (1997).

“Dream and Narrative Space.” Ed. Yuan Yuan. Vol. 7, No. 4 (1996).

“The Golem.” Ed. Maureen T. Krause. Vol. 7, No.’s 2/3 (1995).

“The Doppelgänger in Contemporary Literature, Film, and Art.” Ed. Michael J. Larsen and Gordon E. Slethaug. Vol. 6, No.’s 2/3 (1993).

“Richard Adams’s Watership Down.” Ed. Charles A. Meyer. Vol. 6, No. 1 (1993).

“The Holocaust.” Ed. Gary K. Wolfe. Vol. 5, No. 2 (1993).

“Female Heroes.” Ed. Gwendolyn Morgan. Vol. 4, No. 4 (1991).

“Medieval Fantasy.” Ed. William Senior. Vol. 3, No. 3 (1994).

“Special Art Issue.” Ed. Dorothy Joiner. Vol. 3, No. 1 (1990).

“Doris Lessing.” Ed. Nicholas Ruddick. Vol. 2, No. 3 (1980).

“Science Fiction Film.” Ed. Brooks Landon. Vol. 2, No. 2 (1989).

“Postmodernism and the Fantastic.” Ed. Lance Olsen. Vol. 1, No. 4 (1988).

“Peter Beagle and Harlan Ellison.” Ed. Gary K. Wolfe. Vol. 1, No. 3 (1988).

A few of these issues are still available for purchase. Please see our Back Issues page for ordering information.