CfP: Studies in the Fantastic
Studies in the Fantastic invites submissions for issue 4 of our peer-reviewed academic journal. Issue 3, which is available online through Project MUSE, covered reboots in a variety of incarnations. For issue 4, set for publication in late 2016, we seek contributions that examine the role of history (real and invented) as a fantastic mode in contemporary media. Analyses of works that employ historical or pseudo-historical methods as modes for fantastic narratives are especially encouraged, including examinations of faux chronicles, alternative histories, manufactured ephemera, epistolary and diary forms, and invented philology. Essays investigating the fantastic from other perspectives are also welcome. For consideration for issue 4, please send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 1, 2016.
Submitted articles should conform to the following guidelines:
1. 6,000-12,000 words
2. MLA style citations and bibliography
3. A separate title page with author information to facilitate peer review
4. 1” margins, 12 point serif font, page numbers
Studies in the Fantastic is an annual journal publishing refereed essays, informed by scholarly criticism and theory, on both fantastic texts and their social function. Although grounded in literary studies, we are especially interested in articles examining genres and media that have been underrepresented in humanistic scholarship. Subjects may include, but are not limited to weird fiction, science/speculative fiction, fantasy, video games, architecture, science writing, futurism, and technocracy.