This course examines illness, health, and the body using storytelling as an entry point. Revolutionary experiments and the construction of the “New Soviet Man” in the 1920s connects with disability studies in North-America, exploring how actors negotiate illness and healing, and how storytelling can critique health disparities and their institutionalized roots in patterns of discrimination both in and beyond the U.S. The seminar is highly interactive, featuring guest lecturers from Global Health, the Lewis Center, the Paul F. Glenn Laboratories, and a Theater of the Oppressed group, who will teach a class in their own institutional space.
- Elena Fratto (Slavic Languages and Literatures)
- Tala Khanmalek (Gender and Sexuality Studies)
View this course on the Registrar’s website.