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VIRTUAL IAS Book Launch - Narrative in the Age of the Genome

VIRTUAL: IAS Book Launch - Narrative in the Age of the Genome

Thu Mar 25, 2021

VIRTUAL: IAS Book Launch - Narrative in the Age of the Genome

Time Thu Mar 25 2021 at 05:00 pm to 06:30 pm

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by Dr Lara Choksey (Exeter). Respondents: Dr Des Fitzgerald (Exeter) and Dr Josie Gill (Bristol). Chair: Dr Paige Patchin (UCL)

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We are very pleased to launch 'Narrative in the Age of the Genome' by Dr Lara Choksey (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health, University of Exeter and Visiting Research Fellow, Sarah Parker Remond Centre for the Study of Racism & Racialisation, IAS, UCL)

Genomic technologies have had a profound impact on understandings of what it means to be human and our links to the world we inhabit, and on practices of inhabiting the world. This book considers this impact across a range of literary forms, cultural practices, and political imaginaries, and argues that new descriptions of biological value introduced through practices of genomic sequencing from the late 1970s registered a broader crisis of narrative form. Examining a wide range of texts by Doris Lessing, Samuel Delany, Boris and Arkady Strugatsky, Kir Bulychev, Kazuo Ishiguro, Saidiya Hartman, Yaa Gyasi, Svetlana Alexievich, and Jeff VanderMeer, Narrative in the Age of the Genome casts new light on the intersections of genomics with politics of racism, sexuality, labour and gender, neoliberal economics and environmental crisis.

This book is published by Bloomsbury.

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