HUM 360 / SLA 362 / ART 363 / AAS 333

Medicine, Literature, and the Visual Arts

Elena Fratto and Anna Arabindan Kesson

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This course explores the different ways that medicine is represented in the fields of literature and the visual arts, using the concept of storytelling to examine themes that are at once medical and existential, and that are part of everybody’s lives, such as death and dying, epidemics, caregiving, disability, and public health. Focusing on literary texts and art, we’ll analyze how these themes are staged in the different sources. We’ll develop a toolbox of concepts and techniques by which to investigate the narrative structures used to convey meanings about medicine, be it as a field of knowledge, a set of practices, or a mode of experience.

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