Marcus Rockoff, M. A.

I studied German literature, philosophy and political sciences at the university of Jena. In 2010 I obtained an Magister Artium in German Literature with a thesis about aesthetic proceedings in Goethe’s Classical Walpurgisnacht and the representation and poetic integration of scientific knowledge into the mythological and literary world of Faust II. Till the end of 2013 I received a scholarship by the DFG and was member of the research training group “Bioethics” at the IZEW Tübingen.

In my PhD project body utopias  I deal with moral and ethical questions of human selfdesign (with focussing on the cloning theme in the contemporary literature). The research project is therefore interdisciplinary and takes a look at selected works of contemporary literature that deal in different ways with present and future possibilities of human reproduction technologies. The study is interested to show that novels succeed in making a relevant contribution to bioethical debates when it comes to questions about what place we want to give such technologies in our world and society.

Since 2014 I have joint the research group “Ethics of Science in the Research for Sustainable Development” as a research assistent. Beside my PhD project I work at the newly established project about “‘Climate Change’ in Early Modern Times – Approaching Sustainable Development from the Literary and Cultural Studies “

Other research interests: bioethics, ethical criticism, Aesthetics and philosophy of art criticism, poetics of knowledge

PublikationenPublications

books

Selbstgestaltung des Menschen durch Biotechniken [Human Selfdesign by Biotechnologies]. Ed. by Robert Ranisch, Sebastian Schuol, Marcus Rockoff, Tübingen: Francke Verlag 2015 (= Tübinger Studien zur Ethik, Bd. 4). (link)

Ethik in der Nachhaltigkeitsforschung | Ethics of sustainability research. Ed. by Simon Meisch, Johannes Lundershausen, Leonie Bossert, Marcus Rockoff, Baden-Baden: Nomos 2015.

papers

Literature. In: Post- and Transhumanism: An Introduction, ed. by Robert Ranisch,  Stefan Lorenz Sorgner. New York et al. Peter Lang 2014, 251-270.

Sustainability and Food in Margaret Atwoods MaddAddam trilogy. In: Know your food. Food Ethics and Innovation, ed. by Diana Elena Dumitras, Ionel Mugurel Jitea, Stef Aerts (EurSafe 2015), Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publishers 2015, pp. 359-365. (peer-reviewed, link).

Seelenlose Klone. Die Literatur als Reflexionsraum bioethischer Fragen am Beispiel des Humanklonens. [Clones Without Souls? Literature as Means to Reflect Bioethical Issues Regarding Organ Donor Clones] In: Selbstgestaltung des Menschen durch Biotechniken, ed. by. Robert Ranisch, Sebastian Schuol, Marcus Rockoff, Tübingen: Francke Verlag 2015 (= Tübinger Studien zur Ethik, Bd. 4).

Don’t be such a meat-breath! – Food and Sustainability in Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam trilogy. in: Ethik in der Nachhaltigkeitsforschung | Ethics of sustainability research. ed. by Simon Meisch, Johannes Lundershausen, Leonie Bossert, Marcus Rockoff, Baden-Baden: Nomos 2015.

Climate Change in Early Modern Times. Approaching Sustainable Development from Literary Studies. In cooperation with Simon Meisch; in: Ethik in der Nachhaltigkeitsforschung |
Ethics of sustainability research. ed. by Simon Meisch, Johannes Lundershausen, Leonie Bossert, Marcus Rockoff, Baden-Baden: Nomos 2015.

Immer wieder Prometheus. Deutungen des Mythos in Zeiten des Transhumanismus. In: Aufklärung und Kritik, Special Issue: Transhumanismus, ed. by Stefan Lorenz Sorgner 2015, pp. 178-197.

KontaktContact

E-Mail: marcus.rockoff[at]izew.uni-tuebingen
private blog: www.urbandesire.de

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