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An Australian Research Council funded DECRA grant held by Dr. Sarah E. Truman. The project (December 2022 - December 2025) focuses on speculative and science fiction as methods for thinking critically about the world and proposing different futures on the themes of technology, climate, and social justice.

Speculative Futures:

  • foregrounds youth writing in metropolitan and mining communities in three geographies (Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom);

  • features interdisciplinary discussions by authors and cultural theorists who use speculative thought in their research;

  • provides a literature review of speculative fiction (see below) on the project's themes.

Researcher on Project

"Sarah E. Truman is an Associate Professor at University of Melbourne whose research focuses on English literary education, cultural studies, and the arts. Dr. Truman is co-director of the Literary Education Lab, and one half of Oblique Curiosities. Dr Truman’s most recent book is Feminist Speculations and the Practice of Research-Creation (Routledge, 2022)."

Sarah E. Truman

University of Melbourne - ARC DECRA Fellow

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