Morgan Young

Writer and Editor, Co-Managing Editor ("Contours")

Areas of interest

Critical theory of fantasy and radical speculative fiction; The Frankfurt School and related theorists on art and critical aesthetics, with an emphasis on the utopian dimension of the Frankfurt School and its associations with romanticism; the utopian potential of the post-work economy; and literature in the environmental humanities, including climate fiction.


  • MA, Humanities, Simon Fraser University
  • BA, General Studies and Philosophy (Minor), Simon Fraser University


Morgan Young is a writer and editor living on the traditional territories of the Kwantlen First Nation in Fort Langley, BC. She has an interdisciplinary background, mostly in music, literature, anthropology, and philosophy, and has recently earned her MA in the humanities at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC. She is interested in the utopian dimension of the Frankfurt School and the romantic critique of capitalism. Her thesis focused on developing a critical theory of fantasy as a part of a broader category of theory for radical speculative fiction. Morgan is Co-Managing Editor of "Contours," the journal of the Institute for the Humanities at SFU. Her most recent publication, “On a Road to Nowhere: Reconsidering Utopia,” can be found in issue 11 of Contours, on “Art and Work”: