The New Genetics, Genocide and Caryl Churchill

  • Mary Luckhurst


This essay examines Churchill’s work in the context of eugenics and the new genetics, and argues that Churchill is the foremost theatrical interrogator of the neoliberal dangers of promoting parenting as the improvement of human capital. Luckhurst investigates Churchill’s lifelong interest in reproductive technologies and the female body and looks at her more recent scrutiny of genetic experimentation in relation to war, genocide, cloning and terrorism.


New genetics Cloning War Human capital Reproductive technologies Genocide Terrorism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary Luckhurst
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  1. 1.Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of MusicThe University of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia

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