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746. Finding a Nondystopian Future: A Literary and Scientific Exchange

Sunday, 6 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Dalton, Sheraton

A special session

Presiding: Heidi Kathleen Kim, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Speakers: George Church, Harvard Medical School; Yaniv Erlich, Whitehead Inst. for Biomedical Research; Everett Hamner, Western Illinois Univ.; P. Pearl O'Rourke, Harvard Medical School; Priscilla B. Wald, Duke Univ.

Session Description:

This roundtable brings together three literary critics and three scientists in dialogue, discussing the changes in humanistic discussion wrought by recent advances in genomics and genetics. Participants will speak very briefly and informally on their work within this crossover field before launching a conversation.


  • Genre, Theory, Method – Literature and Other Arts, Humanities, Law, Psychology, Science, and Sociology

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