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HYBRID VIGOR: Mixing Science and Fiction, Splicing Politics with Poetics, and Crossbreeding Points of View

This lecture is part of the Science, Medicine and Technology in Culture Lecture Series presented by Ruth Ozeki, Novelist and Filmmaker.
When Nov 17, 2003
from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where 102 Thomas Building
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Ruth Ozeki  Ruth Ozeki

Novelist and Filmmaker

Ruth Ozeki is an award winning filmmaker and novelist, whose work has been characterized by U.S.A. Today as "ardent and passionate…rare and provocative." Her first novel, My Year of Meats, was published in 1998 by Viking Penguin and has garnered widespread, glowing reviews, awards, and a still-growing international readership. A sexy, poignant, funny tale about global meat and media production, My Year of Meats tells the story of Jane and Akiko, two women on opposite sides of the planet, whose lives are connected by a TV cooking show. Ozeki’s second novel, All Over Creation (Viking 2003), shifts the focus from meat to potatoes in a story of a family farmer, a prodigal daughter, a gang of environmental activists, and corporate spin doctors, whose lives and interests collide in Liberty Falls, Idaho. In a starred review, Kirkus called this cast of characters "most fully realized and heart-wrenching in their imperfect yearnings," and declared All Over Creation "a feast for mind and heart."

Ozeki began her career in the arts as a set designer for low budget horror films. She worked for many years as a television director, and she has made several award-winning independent films, including “Halving the Bones” and “Body of Correspondence.” She divides her time between New York City, where she serves on the board of Women Make Movies, and British Columbia, where she writes and raises exotic chickens.

www.ruthozeki.com

HYBRID VIGOR: Mixing Science and Fiction, Splicing Politics with Poetics, and Crossbreeding Points of View

Ozeki will speak about novel forms of miscegenation and address the question of why science and technology are, in fact, suitable areas for fictional literary inquiry.

November 17, 2003
4:00 p.m.
102 Thomas Building