Beholding the Cockroach

By Caroline Hovanec It was a paranormal mystery series studded with conspiracy, violence, and darkness, but The X-Filesalways shone brightest to me when it did comedy. “War of the Coprophages,” a season three monster-of-the-week tale of killer cockroaches from outer space (or are they?), is a case in point. The title captures the episode’s style of… Continue reading Beholding the Cockroach

Twilight Time

By Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft For years I have thought that William Gibson is our most insightful fiction writer on material things and what it is like to live with them, but also, and not paradoxically, on immaterial things and what it is like to live with them. The same writer who gave us “cyberspace” (the… Continue reading Twilight Time

The Truth Is Nowhere

By Jordan S. Carroll The X-Files episode “Jose Chung’s From Outer Space” is an exercise in metafiction that reflects the 1990s withdrawal into private subjectivity. The episode is framed by the title character’s investigations into what appears at first to be an alien abduction. Novelist Jose Chung (Charles Nelson Reilly) interviews Dana Scully for his book—From Outer Space—which… Continue reading The Truth Is Nowhere

You Can’t Go Home Again

By Yuly Restrepo Garcés “Home,” the second episode of season four of The X-Files, and one of its most controversial, makes its intentions known from its first sequence: a disturbing home birth during a dark and stormy night is quickly followed by the burial of the baby, who is born with so many deformities that its survival will… Continue reading You Can’t Go Home Again

Sneak Peak: Studies in the Fantastic No. 16

Our editorial board member and regular contributor Christina Connor sat down (virtually!) for an interview with Tananarive Due, author of the 2023 World Fantasy Award-winning short story “Incident at Bear Creek Lodge” and the new hit novel The Reformatory (2023). They discussed Due’s process of becoming a horror writer, the use of fictional horror as a way to… Continue reading Sneak Peak: Studies in the Fantastic No. 16

Studies in the Fantastic No. 15 Editor’s Note: “Loungewear 4 the Apocalypse”

As we get ready to send Issue 15 of Studies in the Fantastic off to print, I wanted to take a moment to contextualize our cover art. The artist, Chloe St. Aubin, is a recent graduate of the University of Tampa, and the image that is featured on the cover is a detail from her BFA graduate… Continue reading Studies in the Fantastic No. 15 Editor’s Note: “Loungewear 4 the Apocalypse”

The University of Tampa Press Interviews: A Conversation with Lorraine Monteagut

Joel Lee, an author and current writing student at The University of Tampa, conducted an interview with Lorraine Monteagut, author of the Waterman Fund Essay Winner, “The Wild Self: What Is Wild to One is Home to Another,” (Appalachia: Vol. 72: No. 1, Article 15) and the book Brujas: The Magic and Power of Witches of Color (Chicago Review Press, 2021). … Continue reading The University of Tampa Press Interviews: A Conversation with Lorraine Monteagut

University of Tampa Press Interviews: A Conversation with Paul Tremblay

Our editorial board member and regular contributor Christina Connor sat down (virtually!) for an interview with Paul Tremblay (author of A Head Full of Ghosts, Disappearance at Devil’s Rock, and The Cabin at the End of the World, now a major motion picture soon to be released, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, called Knock at the Cabin). They discussed… Continue reading University of Tampa Press Interviews: A Conversation with Paul Tremblay

University of Tampa Press Interviews: A Conversation with Daryl Gregory

Our editorial board member and regular contributor Christina Connor sat down (virtually!) with Daryl Gregory (author of Spoonbenders, Raising Stony MayHall, Pandemonium, We Are All Completely Fine) for an interview on his writing practice and tips for new writers. The full interview will be published in our forthcoming special issue devoted to fiction, “Tales of… Continue reading University of Tampa Press Interviews: A Conversation with Daryl Gregory

University of Tampa Press Interviews: On Annie Palmer: An Interview with Suzanne Lynch

After the publication of our 13th edition of Studies in the Fantastic, our intern Krystal Conley interviewed Dr. Suzanne Lynch regarding her essay on Annie Palmer, also known as “The White Witch of Rosehall,” a figure of Jamaican folklore later featured in a novel by Herbert G. de Lisser. Dr. Suzanne Lynch writes about the… Continue reading University of Tampa Press Interviews: On Annie Palmer: An Interview with Suzanne Lynch