The Man with No Ear: bioethical issues as a base for fables



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Fargher, C. Anne . "The Man with No Ear: bioethical issues as a base for fables." Aesopic Voices: Re-framing Truth through Concealed Ways of Presentation in the 20th and 21st Centuries.. 1 ed. Ed.P. Morrissey & G. Reifarth. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing., 2011, 409-436.


Exploration of the Aesopic tradition as it relates to contemporary biotechnology fables. I have used biotechnologies and ‘Post-natural environments’ as the inspiration for a series of four contemporary bio-ethical fables for my recent Doctorate of Creative Arts at the University of Wollongong. These fables have been further hybridised into scripts for performance, radio and puppetry/animation, all of which have received national productions. I define the Post-natural as ‘a human or natural environment that incorporates the Life Sciences: recombinant genetic technologies and biotechnologies, which mould and create futures that radically, alter our patterns of reproduction, food production and health management.’

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