Mutants and Wild Types: My Sequence, Myself



Clare Dunsford

Clare Dunsford will read from her book-in-progress, Spelling Love With an X: A Mother, A Son, and the Gene that Binds Them. Part medical memoir, part poetic meditation on identity in the age of the gene, the book is also the love story of a mother and her son.

Clare Dunsford is an Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston College. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, she received her B.A. in English from St. Louis University and her Ph.D. in English from Boston University. She has been an adjunct lecturer at Harvard University and Boston College, teaching courses in writing, poetry, modern literature, narrative and interpretation, literature and censorship, and literature and illness. She is currently writing a book reflecting on her experience as the mother of a boy with Fragile X Syndrome.

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