ed. by Alison Sperling and Jordan S. Carroll

This special issue of Studies in the Fantastic on ‘Weird Temporalities’ engages the relationship between ‘The Weird’ (old and new) as a genre, mode, or aesthetic with question of temporality. What does it mean to ‘weird’ time, or to acknowledge the weirdness that has always operated through experiences of time? How does science fiction, horror, the fantastic, and other related genres and modes particularly reveal weird temporalities, and to what end? By focusing on weird temporality, this issue hopes to expand our understanding of how weirdness may be mobilized in literature, film, art, performance, games, and other cultural forms, and to further interrogate the ways in which weirdness might be recuperated (or not) from its history as a genre rooted in part in racism, xenophobia, and sexism.

181 pp., ISBN 978-1-59732-186-0

[Studies in the Fantastic]

Table of Contents

Jordan S. Carroll and Alison Sperling, ‘Guest Editors’ Introduction: Weird Temporalities’

Adriana Knouf, ‘Xenological Temporalities in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, Lovecraft, and Transgender Experiences’

Stefanie K. Dunning, ‘What is the Future? Weirdness and Black Time in Sorry to Bother You

Timothy S. Murphy, ‘It Might Have Been a Million Years Later: Abyssal Time in William Hope Hodgson’s Weird Fiction

Bethany Doane, ‘The Weird Time of Fossils: Irrational Ontologies’

Tyler Bradway, ‘Slow Burn: Dreadful Kinship and the Weirdness of Heteronormativity in It Follows

Andy Hageman and Sofia Samatar, ‘A Museum, like a Tomb, is a Whole Theatre of Weird Temporality: An Interview with Sofia Samatar’

Donald L. Anderson, ‘The Promise of Prose: Richard Stanley’s The Color Out of Space and Film Absorption’

Katherine Buse, ‘Saving the Future by Tidal Pool Rules: A Review of Jeff VanderMeer’s Dead Astronauts

Andrew Shephard, ‘A Review of Jonathan Newell’s A Century of Weird Fiction, 1832–1937

KT Thompson, ‘Archaeologies of the Future: A Review of Emilija Škarnulytė’s t1⁄2

Notes on Contributors