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

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

University of Tampa Press Interviews: On Dune: An Interview with Kwasu Tembo

After the publication of our 13th edition of Studies in the Fantastic, our intern Krystal Conley interviewed Dr. Kwasu Tembo regarding his review of the latest cinematic adaptation of Dune. Krystal wanted to know what inspired Dr. Tembo to write this “review essay,” a new form for the journal, somewhat between an informal opinion review and a formal research article.   The… Continue reading University of Tampa Press Interviews: On Dune: An Interview with Kwasu Tembo

Tales of the Fantastic: “Rusalki”

A short story by Chrissa Wolfe “The rusalki lure through their movement—spinning, dancing, and singing.” –Jack Zipes Everyone knows the best way to get rid of a body in Florida is to feed it to gators. Dixon had a favorite spot along the river. On special nights he brought his lady friends to this particular bend.… Continue reading Tales of the Fantastic: “Rusalki”