After Fantastika

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 by 31st January 2019.

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.