Monday, August 5, 2013

Extrapolation Open Call

Not sure if I've posted this before-- 

Extrapolation has the following open call for papers on its publisher's website

Extrapolation was founded in 1959 by Thomas D. Clareson and was the first journal to publish academic work on science fiction and fantasy. It continues to be a leading, peer-reviewed, international journal in that specialized genre in the literature of popular culture.

It welcomes papers on all areas of speculative culture, including print, film, television, comic books and video games, and particularly encourages papers which consider popular texts within their larger cultural context.

The journal publishes a wide variety of critical approaches including but not limited to literary criticism, utopian studies, genre criticism, feminist theory, critical race studies, queer theory, and postcolonial theory. Extrapolation promotes innovative work which considers the place of speculative texts in contemporary culture. It is interested in promoting dialogue among scholars working within a number of traditions and in encouraging the serious study of popular culture.

We are particularly interested in the following areas of study: 
  • Racial constructions in speculative genres 
  • Children's and YA sf and fantasy 
  • Sexualities 
  • Fantastic motifs in mainstream texts 
  • Gender and speculative texts 
  • History of sf and fantasy 
  • New weird fiction 
  • Remakes, rewriting and retrofitting 
  • Pulp sf and fantasy 
  • The body in speculative texts 
  • Posthumanism 
  • Political sf and fantasy 
  • Non-Western speculative traditions 
  • Technoculture 

Please email submissions to Javier A. Martinez ( )

Essays should be approximately 4000-9000 words, written according to MLA standards and include a 100 word abstract. Neither embedded footnotes nor generated footnotes that some software systems make available should be used. Electronic submissions in MS Word are encouraged. The editors aim to respond to submissions within three months. Please do not send simultaneous submissions of articles to other publications.

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