Join us on Friday, February 11, 2022, for the next ELSI Friday Forum, Genomic Imaginaries: Sparking Dialogue between ELSI and Literary Studies.
As long as genetics research has been pursued, authors within and outside of the scientific establishment have crafted narratives to make sense of what it means. The “genomic imaginaries” found in literary fiction, works of popular nonfiction, blockbuster movies, and visual culture both reinforce and complicate dominant narratives about genomics put forward by governmental institutions and the popular press. They grapple with and help to construct notions of citizenship, humanity, and belonging informed by genomics. This panel seeks to bring insights gleaned from the study of interactions between science and literature (broadly construed) to an ELSI audience. What might be gained from greater dialogue between ELSI and literary studies, and what barriers currently exist to cross-disciplinary engagement? Our panelists, Lara Choksey and Lesley Larkin, are literary scholars writing about narrative in the genomic—and postgenomic—era.
Panelist: Lara Choksey, PhD (University College London)
Panelist: Lesley Larkin, PhD (Northern Michigan University)
Moderator: Rebecca Wilbanks, PhD (Johns Hopkins University)
To continue the conversation please join fellow audience members for an informal discussion in a Zoom meeting immediately following the forum. The link will be placed in the Zoom Chat during the forum. For those who cannot attend the live event, the forum will be recorded and archived on the ELSIhub Video page.
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