When I was in undgrad, speculative fiction bled into my literature courses. What I mean is, in my literature courses we read literary fiction and I wrote about speculative fiction. In a Literary Theory course, we were told we could write our final paper on anything. So I chose Sarah Monette’s Doctrine of Labyrinths series (unsurprising, if you know my love and adoration for these books). In a course on how different eras tackle the Medieval Ages, I compared Bard in The Hobbit to Robin Hood in Ivanhoe. I know I’m not alone in imbuing my academic interests with my speculative fiction interests–just look at fan studies as an academic discipline!
Extrapolation: a biannual peer-reviewed journal published by Liverpool University Press. A “Journal of scholarly study in science fiction and fantasy, featuring critical articles, reviews and bibliographies.”
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction: published three times a year, this peer-reviewed journal “seeks to uphold the spirit of educated inquiry and speculation through the publication of peer-reviewed, academic articles, essays and book reviews exploring the interdisciplinary nature of science fiction.” They are open for submissions. They are also looking for people to join their peer-review board.
Do you have any more journals to add to this list? I’d love to hear your input!