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Borrowing Limulus: The Multi-Kingdom Ingredient by Helen J. Bullard

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Please join to us for a storytelling event featuring Helen’s work with the horseshoe crab with Q&A to follow with Art Department Professor Laurie Beth Clark. Often taking a poetry/prose hybrid form, Helen’s storytelling also includes performance, video work, sculpture, and photography. Her current research is focused around the horseshoe crab; their evolution and natural history, ecology, conservation, and use in medicine.

Helen J. Bullard’s work and research covers a wide range of animal subjects, cultures and (un)natural histories. Her most current and ongoing interests are towards aquatic creatures: whales, eels, jellyfish, and most especially the horseshoe crab. Her fascination with the horseshoe crab (and most specifically their relationship with humans through biomedical use, arachnid aversion, environmental concerns and value systems) is also part of doctoral research at University Wisconsin-Madison, towards a Special Committee Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Arts and Science, anchored through the 4D Arts Department.

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