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Anahita Rouyan

Anahita Rouyan

 

PhD student, Science, Cognition and Technology, University of Bologna (2013-)

E-mail: anahita.rouyan2@unibo.it

Office address:
CIS – Department of Philosophy and Communication
University of Bologna
Via Zamboni 38
40126 Bologna
Italy

Research interests

Media and literary representations of life sciences, science popularization, history of life sciences in the United States, ecocriticism.

Education

2010 - 2012 MA degree in English Philology (Major: American Literature and Culture) at the Department of English Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland. Dissertation title: Away from Regions of Uncertainty: The Logic of Paranoia in Thomas Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49 and Gravity's Rainbow (supervisor: prof. Zuzanna Ladyga-Michalska). 

2007 - 2010 BA degree in English Philology (Major: British Literature and Culture) at the Department of English Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland.

Academic experience

April – May 2016 Visiting Student Researcher at the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society, University of California, Berkeley.

January – February 2016 Library Grant Recipient at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Berlin, Germany.

May – June 2015 Visiting Scholar at the Institute for the History of Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw.

September 2010 - February 2011 Visiting graduate student at Universiteit Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium.

Publications

“Radical Acts of Cultivation: Ecological Utopianism and Genetically Modified Organisms in Ruth Ozeki's All Over Creation. Utopian Studies 26.1. Special issue: Utopia and Food (Spring 2015), pp. 143-159, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5325/utopianstudies.26.1.0143.

“'The Movies Had Not Prepared Him Tor This Teutonic Version Here': The Significance of Hansel and Gretel Fairy Tale in Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow.” Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon 2. 1 (2013). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7766/orbit.v2.1.46

(forthcoming, 2017) “Resisting 'Excelsior Biology': H. G. Wells's The Time Machine and the Late Victorian (Mis)Representations of Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution” in Biological Discourses. The Language of Science and Literature Around 1900, Peter Lang.

(forthcoming, 2017) “Singing Gravity's Rainbow: The Interface of Song, Narrative and Sonic Performance in Thomas Pynchon's 1974 Novel” Partial Answers 15.1, as part of “Audionarratology” forum.

(forthcoming, 2016) “Playing Their Game: The Question of Paranoia as a Way to Freedom in Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow” in a volume of conference proceedings, Rage, Rebellion, Revolution: Different Faces of Social Protest in Literature and Culture.

Conference papers

September 14-17 2016 “Producing Mutations: Public Discourses of Scientific Plant Breeding in Progressive-Era United States” SISS Convegno 2016.

July 13-16 2016 “Staging Experimental Life Sciences: The American Press and Hugo de Vries's Theory of Mutation, 1900-14” Science in Public, University of Kent, Canterbury.

June 14-17 2016 “It's immoral. It's . . . sacrilegious”: Fixity of Species in Ruth Ozeki's All Over Creation and Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake” The Society for Literature, Science and the Arts Annual Conference, LIFE stream, University of Stockholm.

January 6-8 2016 “Scientific Nature Faking: Public Images of Hugo de Vries's Mutation Theory in California, 1900-1914” The British Society for the History of Science PG Conference 2016, University of Cambridge.

April 10-11 2015 “Resisting 'Excelsior Biology': H. G. Wells's The Time Machine and the Late Victorian (Mis)Representations of Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution”
Biological Discourses: The Language of Science and Literature Around 1900, St John's College, University of Cambridge.

December 5-6 2014 “'Like Them, All Mixed-up': Multiethnicity in the Context of New Genetics” (Non)Belonging: (Re)Reading Identities. 2nd CLASH Conference, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań.

September 11-12 2014 “Singing Gravity's Rainbow: The Interface of Song, Narrative and Sonic Performance” Audionarratology: Interfaces of Sound and Narrative. International and Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Paderborn.

May 16-17 2014 “Radical Acts of Cultivation: Organic Utopia and GMO in Ruth Ozeki’s All Over Creation” Thinking Food: The Functions of Food in the US American Culture and Society, American Studies Center, University of Warsaw.

May 24 2013 “'Playing Their Game': The Question of Paranoia as a Way to Freedom in Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow” Rage, Rebellion, Revolution: Different Faces of Social Protest in Literature and Culture, University of Social Sciences, Warsaw.

Linguistic competences

Polish, Persian (native), English (fluent), Italian (intermediate), Spanish (intermediate), French (basic).

Computer Skills

Windows/Mac OS, Office package, database search.

Hobbies

Visual arts.