ENGLISH 317 - Literature and Culture
Section: 006 Illness Narratives: Literature, Medicine, and Disease
Term: FA 2010
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
Theme
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Physical and psychological illness have long been a prominent theme in literature. In this course we critically read a wide array of the illness narrative genre, from literary classics like Albert Camus The Plague to more recent autobiographical narratives.

Over the course of the semester we will read novels, poems, memoirs, as well as historical and journalistic accounts of illness, broadly defined. What are the limits of expressing pain and disease with literary forms, and how do authors use metaphor, dialogue, and description?

How have illness narratives changed over time, especially with the late 20th century popularity of autobiography and non-fiction?

ENGLISH 317 - Literature and Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
42079
Open
9
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (LEC)
P
42689
Open
33
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (LEC)
P
43355
Closed
0
 
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004 (LEC)
P
45990
Closed
0
 
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006 (LEC)
P
46555
Closed
0
 
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