ENGLISH 317 - Literature and Culture
Section: 001 The Literature of Medicine
Term: FA 2013
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Both literature and medicine endeavor to understand the human condition. In most cases, writers and physicians use markedly different tools and approaches. Patients, too, are eager to tell their stories of physical and psychological illness. Over the course of the academic term, we will read novels, short stories and plays as well as view cinematic accounts of illness, medical science and doctoring. The goal is to see the continuities between the literature and art of medicine at the bedside and on the written page.

Texts:

  • Arthur Miller, An Enemy of the People: An Adaptation of the play by Henrik Ibsen (New York: Penguin, 1977) – YOU MUST PURCHSE THIS TRANSLATION!
  • Larry Kramer, The Normal Heart and The Destiny of Me (Grove Press)
  • Albert Camus, The Plague (Vintage/Random House)
  • Eugene O’Neill, Long Day’s Journey into Night (Yale University Press)
  • A.J. Cronin, The Citadel (Back Bay Books)
  • William Carlos Williams, The Doctor Stories (New Directions)
  • Sinclair Lewis, Arrowsmith (Signet Classics)

Course Requirements:

Your grade will be based on two papers (20% and 40%), a mid-term in-class exam (20%) and class participation (20%).

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ENGLISH 317 - Literature and Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
28808
Open
1
 
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
004 (LEC)
P
24907
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
005 (LAB)
 
25141
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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Tu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
006 (LEC)
P
26504
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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ISBN: 0140481400
Arthur Miller's adaption of An enemy of the people, Author: by Henrik Ibsen., Publisher: Penguin Books renewed. 1979
Required
ISBN: 0802136923
The normal heart and The destiny of me : two plays, Author: by Larry Kramer; with foreword by Tony Kushner., Publisher: Grove Press 1st Grove 2000
Required
ISBN: 0679720219
The plague, Author: Albert Camus ; translated from the French by Stuart Gilbert., Publisher: Vintage Books 1st Vintag 1991
Required
ISBN: 0300093055
Long day's journey into night, Author: Eugene O'Neill ; with a foreword by Harold Bloom., Publisher: Yale University Press 2nd ed. 2002
Required
ISBN: 0811209261
The doctor stories, Author: William Carlos Williams ; compiled with an introduction by Robert Coles ; afterword by William Eric Williams., Publisher: New Directions 2nd print. 1962
Required
ISBN: 0451530861
Arrowsmith, Author: Sinclair Lewis ; with a new introduction by Sally E. Parry and an afterword by E.L. Doctorow., Publisher: Signet Classics 2008
Required
ISBN: 0316161837
The citadel, Author: A.J. Cronin., Publisher: Little, Brown 1983
Required
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