Science fiction is the bubbling crucible from which technological society imagines its future. For legal scholars concerns with nomos, with how narrative, story and myth, forms normative universes, science fiction is particularly important. This symposium, edited by Associate Professor Mitch Travis (University of Leeds), Dr Alex Green (University of York) and Professor Kieran Tranter (QUT), is part of a broader project exploring the cultural legal imaginary of science fiction. Contributions are encouraged that well-known and less-known science fictions in print, screened, played or prosumed, as articulations and contributions to jurisprudences of the future. Foci can be, although not limited to:
- The imagining of the posthuman and their legalities.
- Visions of legal forms of togetherness.
- Science fiction from beyond the Global North as jurisprudences of the future.
- Time, time-traveling and timelessness in science fiction and law.
- Gaming the future: Digitality immersion and (disorder) in game culture.
Interested contributors are invited to discuss ideas and drafts with the symposium editors at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for submissions for consideration in the Symposium Monday 27 June 2022.