Arising from the success of 2017 Monash Warwick Alliance student-led conference (Un)Ethical Futures: Utopia, Dystopia and Science Fiction, and brought together by an interdisciplinary team from Monash University and the University of Warwick, a special double issue of the peer-reviewed academic journal Colloquy: Text, Theory, Critique is now available.
Edited by a team of postgraduate students from Monash University and the University of Warwick, led by editors-in-chief Zachary Kendal and Aisling Smith, the Colloquy special issue carries forward the conference’s focus on the ethical dimensions of utopia, dystopia and science fiction with eight thought-provoking research articles and two original short stories.
Lead conference organiser, editor and postgraduate student Zachary Kendal speaks about his involvement with the Monash Warwick Alliance:
We were greatly encouraged by the Monash Warwick Alliance’s support of an interdisciplinary, cross-institutional humanities project run by graduate research students. The Alliance funding, and the helpful advice of Alliance staff, allowed us to bring Monash and Warwick students together with graduate researchers, academics, and professionals from around the world to explore the ethical dimensions of the futures we imagine. We are all enormously grateful for the opportunity to organise this research collaboration and the special edition of Colloquy.”