Special Issue "This and Other Worlds: Religion and Science Fiction"

A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Laura Ammon

Department of Philosophy and Religion, Appalachian State University, 287 Rivers St, Boone, NC 28608, USA
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Interests: colonialism; futurism; cultural history

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This special issues of Religions brings the study of religion to the limitless possibilities for world-making, soul-saving, god-imagining, community-forming, and human-being posed by science fiction (and broadly, “speculative” fictions). This issue welcomes papers that address issues raised in the genre, across all media, engaging questions across the religious studies spectrum, from theology to teleology to ways that Science Fictional thinking informs religious studies theorizing. As the genre of infinite possible worlds and human and superhuman becoming, SF has a unique ability to ask, examine, and suggest answers to the most profound questions and to envision transcendence beyond traditional realist literature or religious interpretations of the world.

This journal issue invites religious studies papers from any perspective that engages science fiction in any medium.

Prof. Dr. Laura Ammon
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Religions is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charges (APCs) of 550 CHF (Swiss Francs) per published paper are partially funded by institutions through Knowledge Unlatched for a limited number of papers per year. Please contact the editorial office before submission to check whether KU waivers, or discounts are still available. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • religion
  • science fiction
  • futurism

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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