To boldly go

Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:59:00 +1000

Deakin University has a new research group exploring the realms of science fiction.
 
The group draws upon the considerable strengths of key researchers in the Faculty of Arts and Education at Deakin University, and further afield, perhaps even boldly going to where no person has gone before.
 
“The members of the group are scholars with different traditions, perspectives, and approaches, engaging with the poetics and politics of science fiction wherever it may be found,” said Associate Professor Sean Redmond.

“We are all driven by a desire to newly define science fiction in the digital age, drawing upon convergence theory to assess its new trajectories and impacts.
 
“The research group considers science fiction to be a culturally defining media genre, and a complex and contradictory mode of philosophical and political enquiry.”
 
The group produces the open-access, online journal, Deletion, which publishes original think pieces and creative work on a monthly basis.
 
“The editorial board is comprised of leading scholars of science fiction from around the world,” said Associate Professor Redmond.

“We welcome enquiries from people interested in joining our research group; from research students and post-doctoral students interested in studying and working here; and to connect with researchers and creative practitioners involved in projects and initiatives related to our work.”


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20th August 2012