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The fourth annual Fantastika conference focused on performative bodies in fantastika. This included performance in theatrical plays and films, as well as an examination of the body itself. How is the body performed and perceived in fantastika texts? How do fantastika texts and our interaction with fantastika texts modulate our understanding of performative bodies? 

 We are now seeking to supplement extended conference papers with other work in order to publish a special edition of Fantastika Journal which explores the performative body in Fantastika texts.

We welcome articles on Fantastika as they occur in any medium and form. Some suggested topics are:
- theatrical or staged performances
- performance in films and televisuals
- audience performance of the text through cosplay or fan fiction
- costuming, weapons, and other accoutrements to performance
- gender performativity
- the gendered body or the transgendered body
- disabled bodies
- performing identity, or identity as a mask

 If you would like to submit an article for publication with Fantastika Journal, please send a 5000-7000 word article, with an abstract and a bionote in separate word documents, to Please use MLA referencing style. All articles will undergo peer review following submission. Articles are due January 15, 2018.

 We will also be including reviews of fiction or non-fiction works released in 2017 and 2018. Please contact us under the subject line “reviews” if you are interested in reviewing a film or book that considers any of the above themes. 

Information from the Performing Fantastika conference including the programme with all abstracts and bionotes can be found at the "Past Conferences" link above.

FANTASTIKA JOURNAL - Performing Edition: New CFP