Study level

  • Vacation research experience scheme


Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.

Research centre


Professor Kieran Tranter
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Business & Law


This project is located within the 'Jurisprudence of the Future' project which is an international collective exploring the intersections and connections between science fiction and law. At this stage of the project the overarching focus will be on a volume with Routledge edited by Mitch Travis and Kieran Tranter.

You will work directly with myself and coauthors on an original chapter for that volume that connects and works through an aspect of the speculative imaginings of law and technology. The precise focus and method will be developed in conjunction with you; although there is a preference for a student with a literary or film/TV studies background and an interest in cultural legal studies.

It is anticipated that you will be the named author on the manuscript

Research activities

  • literature review
  • drafting scholarly paper


Working with the supervisors and coauthors on a draft manuscript, you will be expected to:

  • discuss and work with supervisors and coauthors on the focus, scope and argument of the manuscript
  • identify and summarise key literature
  • draft preliminary text
  • edit and synthesise text
  • be a named author on the manuscript.

Skills and experience

An interest in the intersections of culture and law and legal humanities would be beneficial.


Contact the supervisor for more information.