February 28, 2018

Editing the Soul: Science and Fiction in the Genome Age
Time: 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Location: Morgan Hall 101-A
Description: What does it mean to be a human being in the age of genetic engineering? How are we redrawing the lines between human and animal, natural and artificial, freedom and determinism? Everett Hamner will talk about how these questions are explored in contemporary literature, film, comics, and television series--through fictional futures that might shape the decisions we make about genetic engineering in our actual world. Brief responses will be offered by Shawn Meagher in Biological Sciences and Shazia Rahman in English.

Everett Hamner, Associate Professor of English at the WIU Quad Cities campus, is author of Editing the Soul: Science and Fiction in the Genome Age.

Sponsored by the Liberal Arts and Sciences Department. Co-sponsored by the Departments of Liberal Arts & Sciences, English, Biological Sciences, and by the College of Arts & Sciences.
Related Web Site: Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Contact Information:
 Dr. Amy Carr
 Phone: 309 298-2507
 Email: AR-Carr@wiu.edu
Source: Public Events

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