The journal for fantasy research (ZFF) is interdisciplinary and has been published twice a year by LIT Verlag (Münster) since 2011, in May and November. It has set itself the goal of providing a forum for academic discussion about the fantastic as a cultural formation.
The "fantastic" is understood as a generic term that includes horror and gothic as well as utopias, science fiction, fantasy and speculative fiction, but also fairy tales, fables and myths. In the German-speaking world, the journal published by the Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung eV (GFF) is the only scientific publication in German that appears regularly and is entirely dedicated to dealing with the fantastic.
Original contributions from the various humanities and social science disciplines are published that deal with the fantastic in literature, art, theatre, film, comics and computer games, treat individual aspects of the history, theory and aesthetics of the fantastic or the fantastic as a social and overall cultural phenomenon investigate (e.g. in fan and subcultures). In addition to this, the ZFF regularly publishes translations of canonical texts from international fantasy research that have not yet appeared in German but whose publication appears necessary for the promotion of fantasy research in German. In addition, discussions with important new publications appear in the ZFF, with both innovative and relevant primary works in all media in the form of longer review essays and scientific works in the form of classic reviews being considered for research.
Members of the Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung receive the journal for Fantastikforschung delivered free of charge by post to their home. Interested non-members can purchase the magazine as individual issues from Lit Verlag or subscribe to it on an annual basis. You can get more information about the purchase from Lit Verlag.