The third Fantastika conference - Global Fantastika - considered a range of Global topics: productions of Fantastika globally; themes of contact within and across nations and borders; fictional and real empires; themes of globalization and global networks, mobilities, and migrations; and (post)colonial texts and readings, including notions of the ‘other.’ Some of the articles in this issue originate from the conference, along with a range of articles and reviews which were inspired by this Global theme.
This first issue explores and evaluates current research into Fantastika. As well as cataloguing and challenging established critical stances and recent developments, we investigate approaches which embrace the self - reflexivity latent in the study of speculative and fantastical texts. The articles and editorials in this first issue consider critical taxonomies and developmental trends of the genres of Fantastika.
Special editions resulting from the first two Fantastika conferences have been published in The Luminary, a postgraduate journal based at Lancaster University's English and Creative Writing Department.
The first Fantastika Conference - Visualizing Fantastika - considered the visual possibilities of the fantastic in a wide range of arts and media.
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