We are collecting articles for a special edition of Fantastika Journal – After Fantastika – due out late in 2019.
If you would like to submit an article for consideration, please send a 5000-7000 word article in doc or docx format to firstname.lastname@example.org by 28th February 2019. (Note that the deadline has been extended from Jan 31st.)
Suggested topics include:
• Disruptions of time as a linear system (e.g. time travel).
• Temporal hauntings, inheritance narratives, and other spectres of history.
• Empirical studies of time (i.e. archaeology) and their (de)construction of time periods.
• Eschatology – the concept of an ‘end time’ or one of crisis/collapse.
• Challenges to narrative form – e.g., time-loop, paradox, or alternate/mirror realities.
• Apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic world systems, for example post-oil landscapes.
• Posterity or the history of the tale; how events impact what comes after.
• Hauntological perceptions of time periods (e.g. 1980s nostalgia and aesthetics).
• Self-reflective awareness of geological time and living in the Anthropocene age.
• Alternate history or envisioned futures – Cyberpunk, Solarpunk, Postbinary utopias.
• The weight of unrealised, unknowable, or impossible futures upon modernity.
• Salvage narratives, or how artefacts of the past are re-incorporated within the present.
• Endless time, timelessness, or how notions of eternity/infinitude are construed.
• Secret or re-written histories, including gender or postcolonial re-interpretations.
• Relationship between memory and time (subjectivity, photographs, film etc.).
Please submit a 300 word abstract with a brief (max. 50 words) bionote in a separate documents with your submission. Articles should adhere to the MLA 8 Style Manual. Any images included must be submitted individually in gif or jpg files.
All articles will be peer reviewed following submission.
Please visit the “How to Submit” page for more information on submission guidelines.