Lecture on transhumanism, synthetic biology
March 5 lecture to probe transhumanism, synthetic biology
During this 200th anniversary year of the publication of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, Christina Bieber Lake, PhD, Clyde S. Kilby professor of English at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL, will present a lecture at Saint Michael’s College on March 5 focusing on the timely themes of transhumanism and synthetic biology.
Her lecture, titled “Who’s holding the hammer? Frankenstein, the biotechnological revolution, and you,” will be Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in the Roy Event Room of the Dion Family Student Center.
Bieber Lake’s academic specialties are contemporary American literature and literary theory and fiction’s response to post-humanism — specifically in the area of biotechnology. Her publications include The Incarnational Art of Flannery O’Connor (Mercer University Press, 2005) and Prophets of the Posthuman: American Fiction, Biotechnology, and the Ethics of Personhood (University of Notre Dame Press, 2013).
This lecture is a “YOU COUNT” event for the Saint Michael’s Student Life Office and supported by the Edmundite Center for Faith and Culture/Peace and Justice under the direction of Fr. David J. Théroux, SSE ’70.