Past Event

Genomic Imaginaries: Sparking Dialogue between ELSI and Literary Studies

February 11, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Event Description

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. 

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Hosted by the Center for ELSI Resources and Analysis at Columbia University as part of the ELSI Friday Forum series.