Brumal. Revista de investigación sobre lo Fantástico

“At noon it is already night in Brumal”. With these unsettling words, which close the short story, Spanish author Cristina Fernández Cubas synthesises the fantastic dimension of the mysterious place in which “Los altillos de Brumal” (“The Attics of Brumal”) is set: a space of blurry limits and dimensions, a liminal territory (it is not a coincidence that, combining its letters, the world “threshold”, umbral in Spanish, is formed) that does not appear in maps and yet is part of our world. Brumal is a domain that subverts our codes of reality.

 

This is the idea of the fantastic the journal Brumal is based on: the always problematic coexistence between the possible and the impossible in a world similar to the real one. This explains why the contents of Brumal exclude some neighbouring categories, for examplescience fiction, the marvellous or fantasy, since in them such conflict is absent.

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Vol 5, No 2 (2017): The Fantastic and the Urban

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Table of Contents

Monograph

Jose Duarte, Ana Daniela Coelho
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7-10
Susana Martins Oliveira
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11-26
Ana Davis González
27-46
Maria Cristina Batalha
47-63
Arno Meteling
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65-84
Irina Rață
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85-105
Luis Finol
107-131
Irene Raya Bravo, Sergio Cobo-Durán
133-152
Davide Carnevale
153-174

Miscellaneous

Elisabetta Fava
177-200
Lia Cristina Ceron
201-220
Juan Evaristo Valls Boix
221-243
Ricardo González García
245-266
Adrià San José Plana
267-284

Reviews

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Dolores Phillipps-López y Cristina Mondragón (eds.), Francisco Ruiz Zárate, Cuentos de horror y de locura en el decadentismo mexicano. Estudio y antología
Carmen MORÁN RODRIGUEZ
287-288
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David Roas (dir.), Historia de lo fantástico en la cultura española contemporánea (1900-2015)
Ana Abello Verano
289-295
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Xavier Aldana Reyes (ed.), Horror. A Literary History
Miguel Carrera Garrido
297-302