Our journal Political Theology is calling for proposals for a special issue titled, “Past the Horizon: Intersections of Political Theology and Speculative Fiction.” For this issue, we seeks essays that explore the confluences of political theology with either particular texts in the genres of speculative fiction or the imaginative and analytic work involved in speculative fiction as a social practice. Such essays might address:
- Paradigmatic texts in speculative fiction and their political theological implications.
- Ways that speculative fiction can reshape and reframe the usefulness of narrative in political theology.
- The theopolitical implications of paracanonical imaginations of world, such as fan fiction/transformative fandom.
- How the resources of political theology can help us understand the works of speculative fiction produced by authors from marginalized communities.
Essay proposals should be 750-1,000 words and detail the thesis, significance, and method of essays that will be between 6-7,000 words. These essays should not have been published elsewhere. Please send proposals, as well as a current CV, to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by June 15, 2019. Inquiries can also be addressed to those email addresses. The editors will notify all authors by July 15th about the status of their proposals, and will expect completed essays by the end of the year.