Comparative Studies Student Association Presents 'Post Vital: Remaking Life and Death in Biomedicine'

by FAU College of Arts and Letters | Thursday, Oct 16, 2014

The Comparative Studies Student Association (CSSA) of Florida Atlantic University presents keynote speaker Sherryl Vint from the University of California, Riverside on Friday, Oct. 24 at 1:30 p.m.. Her lecture, "Post-Vital: Remaking Life and Death in Biomedicine," will be held at the Live Oak Pavilion, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus, and is free and open to the public.

As part of the 2014 CSSA Conference, Vint will discuss how synthetic biology and organ transplantation are shaping and changing what it means to be human and/or alive. She is a professor of Science Fiction Media Studies and the co-director of the Science Fiction and Technoculture Studies Program at the University of California, Riverside.

Vint is also an editor for the journals Science Fiction Studies and Science Fiction Film and Television. She has published widely on science fiction, including most recently "Science Fiction: A Guide to the Perplexed."

The CSSA is an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. For more information, visit


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