ENGLISH 317 - Literature and Culture
Section: 002 The Literature of Medicine
Term: FA 2018
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. Although writers and physicians use markedly different tools and approaches, both are recording and interpreting narratives. Patients, too, are eager to tell their stories of physical and psychological illness. Over the course of the semester we will read novels, short stories and plays as well as view cinematic accounts of illness, medical science and doctoring. The goal is to discuss the prominent themes found in the art of medicine as it is depicted on the written page, stage, or screen. This course will be co-taught by Professor Michael Schoenfeldt and Dr. Howard Markel.

Course Requirements:

Your grade for the class will be based on one paper (25%), a midterm examination (25%) and a final examination (30%), and class participation (20%).

ENGLISH 317 - Literature and Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
21391
Open
18
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (LEC)
P
28371
Open
7
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (LEC)
P
28372
Closed
0
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
004 (LEC)
P
29097
Open
17
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
005 (LEC)
P
32534
Open
4
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 10:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.


ISBN: 9780571198771
W ; t : a play, Author: Edson, Margaret, 1961-, Publisher: Faber and Faber 1999
Required
ISBN: 0802136923
The normal heart and the destiny of me : two plays, Author: Kramer, Larry,
Required
ISBN: 0679720219
The plague, Author: Camus, Albert, 1913-1960., Publisher: Vintage International 1992
Required
ISBN: 030018641X
Long day's journey into night : critical edition, Author: O'Neill, Eugene., Publisher: Yale University Press 2014
Required
ISBN: 9780451530868
Arrowsmith, Author: Lewis, Sinclair., Publisher: Signet Classics 2008
Required
ISBN: 9780140481402
An enemy of the people : an adaptation of the play by Henrik Ibsen, Author: Miller, Arthur, 1915-2005., Publisher: Penguin Books 1977
Required
ISBN: 9780811209267
The doctor stories, Author: Williams, William Carlos (1883-1963)., Publisher: New Directions post
Required
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