Studies In The Fantastic 3  

Studies in the Fantastic [#3]

A Journal of the Supernatural, Fantastic, and Weird in Literature and Other Arts
By David  Reamer, ed.
By Daniel  Dooghan, ed.

With this third issue, Studies in the Fantastic welcomes readers to a reboot and revival of the journal. In the five years since the last issue, many new and exciting trends have arisen in popular culture and scholarship; in the box office, superheroes dominate, and popular franchises—including Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Terminator, and Mad Max—are having “reboots” of their own, Game of Thrones has renewed a popular interest in fantasy, and scholarship on popular culture proliferates in venues large and small


Studies in the Fantastic [#3] focuses on reboots, in keeping with a compelling contemporary trend and our own re-launch of the journal. Contributors to the issue tackle issues of adaptation, appropriation, and translation. That these topics are at the heart of current debates in literary and cultural studies speaks to the relevance of the fantastic to critical discourse; that this collection of essays is so diverse speaks to the breadth of scholarly approaches to the fantastic and gives great hope for the future of this field of study.


Contents include:

“The Terror of Translation: Ruins of the Translatio in The Castle of Otranto and Vathek” by Micheal Angelo Rumore;


“Revolutionary Subjectivity in Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn Trilogy” by Peter Melville;


“Rebooting the Damsel: The Transformation of the Damsel Archetype in Spider-Man, Superman, and Batman Films from 1978-2014” by Joseph Walderzak;


and “The Emerge(d)nt Weird Tale: A Genre Study” by Todd Spaulding.


Also available: Studies in the Fantastic [#1], and Studies in the Fantastic [#2]











  • Supernatural Literature