BioCriticism Seminar

BioCriticism is a new online seminar series, beginning in February 2023. This seminar will map out relations between the life sciences, critical theory, contemporary literature and the visual arts. Sessions will alternate between academic presentations and informal sessions exploring recent artistic work and research.

The proposed scope of biocriticism is:

a. critical examination of artistic engagement with biological images, discourse and practices

b. critical theory currently engaging with the concepts and discourse of the life sciences

c. art as a space which engages critically with biological theory, technology and rhetoric

The theme for 2023 is « Through the Microscope »: we will explore art and theory inspired by microbiological, genetic and epigenetic perspectives.

Please find the link to the website here:

BioCriticism seminar launch – 24th February 2023 

2 pm Central European Time, in person and online

Salle du Conseil, Maison de la Recherche, 4 rue des Irlandais, Paris.

Guest speaker: Lisa B. Keränen (Colorado University): 

“Biocriticism as inventional practice: The case of global health security”

Respondent: Catherine Bernard (Université Paris Cité)

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