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.
|Title of host publication||Twenty-first Century Drama|
|Subtitle of host publication||What Happens Now|
|Editors||Sian Adiseshiah, Louise LePage|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 17 Jun 2016|
- New Genetics, Cloning, War, Human Capital. Reproductive Technologies, Genocide, Terrorism