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Gothic Fiction Anthology

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The anthology Temporal Discombobulations calls for original contemporary fiction that pays homage to the Gothic with 'time' as the theme.

The Gothic experience is one founded in time. A past that will not or cannot die, multiple presents that can never resolved, or infinite futures that can never be realized, the Gothic speaks of a temporal excess that refuses to be contained. Time is one of the fundamental concepts by which we relate to ourselves, to others, and to the spaces we inhabit. It is both endless and infinite; it is a finite resource, constantly slipping away and being renewed.

This anthology is in conjunction with the 'Temporal Discombobulations: Time and the Experience of the Gothic' conference at the University of Surrey from 22-24 August 2016, and submissions for short fiction will be accepted from new writers, scholars, and seasoned authors.

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