Medical Humanities: Body Cultures in Literature and History (HA or LA)

Subject associations
COM 329 / HUM 329
Spring 2024
Marina S. Brownlee
Registrar description

This course considers the impact of medical history, its advances and effects, in various historical periods and in dialogue with literary representations of human experience. Starting with definitions of medical humanities (in technology, philosophy, social sciences and religious studies), we explore medical history in diverse literary texts chosen from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries. From our readings and discussions,we will gain an understanding of how medicine and the humanities are, in fact, inextricably linked.