Category Archives: Priscilla Wald

Bioethics and Nationality: A Romance

Of course, certain cultural and historical values would affect the decisions and attitudes of their citizens, and Erin Pellarin applies this to bioethics, Chromosome 6, and Never Let Me Go. Using the perceived differences between Britain and America, she argues that a question of humanity becomes a nationalist debate. And perhaps, using this theory, we can […] Continue reading

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“A Genuine Start-Over Skin”: The Erotics of World-Creation

Killain C. Quigley draws parallels between the erotic and the contagious in his blog post, explaining how the characteristic “Human carrier” of disease and outbreak novels signifies an erotic undertone. And this is eroticism that is not only in a sexual sense (though there’s plenty of that in Oryx and Crake), but an uncanny and […] Continue reading

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Bioethics and Nationality: A Romance

In a hilarious skit by British transvestite stand-up comedian/actor Eddie Izzard, Eddie Izzard mocks the difference between British movies and American movies. The British movie, generally entitled something like “Room with a View of a Staircase and a Pond,” is quite subdued–not much action, lots of unuttered affect. “Whenever the movie makes any little bit […] Continue reading

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