Dr John Marks obtained his B.A. in French from the University of Nottingham in 1987. He completed an M.A. in Critical Theory at Nottingham in 1988, and he subsequently completed a PhD on the work of the French philosopher Michel Foucault at Nottingham Trent University in 1993. He worked as a Lecturer in French Studies at Loughborough University from 1992 to 1998, and subsequently as a Reader in French Studies and then Critical Theory at Nottingham Trent University. He was appointed Associate Professor (Reader) in French Studies at the University of Nottingham in 2007.
Dr Marks' teaching interests are principally focused on cultural and sociological aspects of contemporary French society. This teaching is informed by research interests in areas such as the culture… read more
I am currently interested in the ethical, philosophical and cultural implications of molecular biology, biotechnology and genetics. I am a member of the Science Technology Culture Research Group.
MARKS, J., 2017. Lessons from Lysenko. In: WILLIAM DEJONG-LAMBERT and NIKOLAI KREMENTSOV, eds., The Lysenko Controversy As A Global Phenomenon - Volume 2: Genetics and Agriculture in the Soviet Union and Beyond Palgrave MacMillan. 185-206 2017. Le roman d'entreprise: Breaking the silence French Cultural Studies.
MARKS, J., 2016. Complexity and Biology: Edgar Morin and Henri Atlan Natures, Sciences, Sociétés: Special Issue on Le Groupe des Dix. (In Press.)
Dr Marks' teaching interests are principally focused on cultural and sociological aspects of contemporary French society. This teaching is informed by research interests in areas such as the culture and politics of food and sport in France, the sociology of work, and the general issue of French culture in the context of an increasingly globalised culture and economy.
My previous work has focused primarily on the significance of contemporary French thought, particularly the work of MIchel Foucualt and Gilles Deleuze.
In the future, I want to develop research in the area of the theorisation of the 'human' and the 'posthuman'.