BioCriticism webinar “Through the microscope”

All are welcome to attend the 2024 BioCriticism webinar series. For abstracts, zoom links and other information, please check the website or contact


  • 2d of February 2024, 2 pm CET: “Microbiology in the Twentieth-Century Novel”

Speaker: Dr. Patrick Armstrong (Cambridge University)

Respondent: Dr. Sarah Bouttier (Ecole Polytechnique)

Meeting ID: 817 8187 8092
Passcode: 244068

  • 8th of March 2024, 2 pm CET:  “Tiny New World : French Visual Culture and the Microbial Imaginary since the Early Twentieth Century”

Speaker: Dr. Fleur Hopkins-Loféron (CNRS and THALIM laboratory, Sorbonne Nouvelle University)

Respondent: Prof. Kirsten Shepherd-Barr (University of Oxford)

  • 26th of April 2024, 2 pm CET: “The Biomolecularisation of the Archive”

Speaker: Prof. Jerome de Groot (University of Manchester)

Respondent: Prof. François-Joseph Lapointe (Université de Montréal)

  • 24th of May 2024, 2 pm CET: “Books of Life in the Age of the Genome”

Speaker: Dr. Paul Hamann-Rose (University of Passau)

Respondent: Dr. Rūta Šlapkauskaitė (Vilnius University)