We all have different expectations of utopian and dystopian stories, but how do they confound understanding when we live through them? ABC RN’s Paul Barclay speaks with a panel of contributors to Griffith Review 73: Hey, Utopia! about unexpected realities and revelations amid the largest narratives of our time and how they shape our vision for other ways the world could be. Featuring writers Julian Meyrick, Kristen Rundle and David Threlfall.
About the panellists
Paul Barclay is a Walkley Award-winning journalist and broadcaster with an appetite for ideas and in-depth analysis and discussion. He has produced and presented countless stories for more than twenty-five years for an array of programs on virtually all ABC radio networks.
Julian Meyrick is Professor of Creative Arts at Griffith University. He is literary adviser for the Queensland Theatre, general editor of Currency House’s Platform Paper series, and a board member of Northern River Performing Arts and the Council of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.
Kristen Rundle is a Professor of Law at the University of Melbourne, where she teaches and publishes in the fields of administrative law and legal theory. Her current research addresses questions of design and accountability in the contemporary Australian administrative state, with a particular focus on contracted-out government service delivery.
David Threlfall is writing a PhD on British political rhetoric at the London School of Economics and Political Science.