Literature, Medicine, and Culture Courses


Candidates should note that courses listed here may not be offered every year, that enrollment may be limited, and that permission of the instructor may be required.  Candidates are encouraged to contact instructors at their earliest opportunity to determine when or if courses they intend to take will be available, and to obtain permission to register, if necessary.  Please note as well that this listing will change as new courses come on line; candidates are advised to review this list before the registration period every semester.

 

Course Offerings by Topic

Constructions of the Body/the Human

ENGL 266 Genetic Fiction (undergraduate course/add graduate section) (Heidi Kim)

ENGL 266H Science and Literature:  Literature, Medicine, and the Body in Nineteenth-Century Britain (undergraduate course/add graduate section) (instructor TBA)

ENGL 269 Introduction to Disability Studies (undergraduate course/add graduate section) (Neel Ahuja)

ENGL 489 Cultural Studies--Contemporary Issues: “Literature, Medicine, and Disability.”  (undergraduate course/add graduate section) (Neel Ahuja)

ENGL 657 English and American Literature of the Twentieth Century: Humanism, Anti-Humanism, Post-Humanism (Matthew Taylor)

ENGL 785 Posthumanism (Matthew Taylor)

ENGL 825 Renaissance Literature in Context: Early Modern Racialism (Mary Floyd-Wilson)

ENGL 828 Perspectives on Renaissance Literature and Culture: Magic and Medicine in Renaissance Literature (Mary Floyd-Wilson)

ENGL 829 Studies in Renaissance Literature, Drama: Somatic Shakespeare (Mary Floyd-Wilson)

ENGL 842 Biological Aesthetics: Science, Literature, and the Body in Nineteenth-Century Britain (instructor TBA)

ENGL 847 The Contemporary Novel and Consciousness (Florence Dore)

HNRS 650 Politics of Life and Death (undergraduate course/add graduate section) (Barry Saunders)

MEDI 231.002 Exploring the ‘Other Side’: Experiences of Deviance, Disability and Chronic Illness (Sue Estroff)

MEDI 231.005 ​Anticipating Personalized Genomic Medicine: Ethical Implications for Clinical Practice and Society (Eric Juengst)

MEDI 231.008 Bioethics Methods, Concepts, and Cases (​Rebecca Walker)

PHIL 165 Bioethics (undergraduate course/add graduate section) (Rebecca Walker)

PHIL 460 Contemporary Topics in Ethics: Historical and Contemporary Animal Ethics (undergraduate course/add graduate section) (Rebecca Walker)

 

Constructions of Illness

ANTH 897/898 The Design of Disease: Cultural Practice and Medical Knowledge (Graduate) (Barry Saunders)

ANTH Narrative, Literature, and Medicine (cross-listed as ENGL 661) (Michele Rivkin-Fish, Jane Thrailkill)

ANTH 897:052 Managing Medical Work: Technologies, Instrumentalities and Institutional Contexts (William Lachicotte)

ANTH 898:073 Problems in the Ethnography of Medicine and Health (Michele Rivkin-Fish)

ENGL 805 History of Medical Rhetoric (Jordynn Jack)

ENGL 844 American Nervousness (Jane Thrailkill)

ENGL 844 Culture, Consciousness, and the Child (Jane Thrailkill)

MEDI 231.002 Exploring the ‘Other Side’: Experiences of Deviance, Disability and Chronic Illness (Sue Estroff)

MEDI 231.003 The Revenge of the Sick: History of Medicine from the Patient’s Point of View (Raúl Necochea)

MEDI 231.005 Concepts of Health and Disease: Philosophical and Historical Perspectives (Eric Juengst)

 

Constructions of Medical Experience/Medical Subject

ANTH 897/898 The Design of Disease: Cultural Practice and Medical Knowledge (graduate course) (Barry Saunders)

ANTH 690 Special Topics in Anthropology: Narrative, Literature, and Medicine (cross-listed as ENGL 661) (Michele Rivkin-Fish, Jane Thrailkill)

ANTH 897:052 Managing Medical Work: Technologies, Instrumentalities and Institutional Contexts (William Lachicotte)

ENGL 269 Introduction to Disability Studies (undergraduate course/add graduate section) (Neel Ahuja)

ENGL 390 Studies in Literary Topics: Medical Rhetoric (undergraduate course/add graduate section) (Jordynn Jack)

ENGL 489 Cultural Studies--Contemporary Issues: “Literature, Medicine, and Disability.”  (undergraduate course/add graduate section) (Neel Ahuja)

ENGL 762 Cultural Studies, Special Topics: “Women, Health, and Healing” (Mary Floyd-Wilson)

ENGL 805 Gender and Medical Rhetoric (Jordynn Jack)

ENGL 826 Studies in Renaissance Genres: “Early Modern Health Manuals”

ENGL 844 Culture, Consciousness, and the Child (Jane Thrailkill)

JOMC 560 Medical and Science Journalism (Thomas Linden)

JOMC 561 Medical and Science Video Storytelling (Thomas Linden)

JOMC 562 Science Documentary Television (Thomas Linden)

MEDI 231.003 The Revenge of the Sick: History of Medicine from the Patient’s Point of View (Raúl Necochea)

MEDI 231.006 ​Doctor-Patient Communication (Mara Buchbinder)

 

Constructions of Medical Practice

ANTH 897/RELI 734 Rhetorics of Visual Evidence (Barry Saunders)

ANTH 898/RELI 890/COMM 857 Detection and Rhetorics of Evidence and Biomedical Cultures (Barry Saunders)

ENGL 762 Cultural Studies, Special Topics:  Women, Health, and Healing (Mary Floyd-Wilson)

ENGL 805 Studies in Rhetoric and Composition: Life Writing; Rhetoric of Professional Identity (Jane Danielewicz)

HNRS 355 Narrative and Medicine (undergraduate course/add graduate section) (Terrence Holt)

JOMC 560 Medical Journalism (Thomas Linden)

JOMC 561 Medical Reporting for the Electronic Media (Thomas Linden)

JOMC 562 Science Documentary Television (Thomas Linden)

MEDI 231.006 Language and Medicine (Mara Buchbinder)

MEDI 231.006 ​Doctor-Patient Communication (Mara Buchbinder)

MEDI 231.0011 ​The Stories We Live: The Parallel Chart Project (Terrence Holt)

SOWO 845 Health: Theory and Practice (Mimi Chapman)

 

Ethics

ANTH 898:073 Moral Economies of Medicine and Health (Michele Rivkin-Fish)

EPID 898 Global Health Ethics (Stuart Rennie)

PHIL 165 Bioethics (undergraduate course/add graduate section) (Rebecca Walker)

PHIL 460 Contemporary Topics in Ethics: Historical and Contemporary Animal Ethics (undergraduate course/add graduate section) (Rebecca Walker)

MEDI 231.005 ​Anticipating Personalized Genomic Medicine: Ethical Implications for Clinical Practice and Society (Eric Juengst)

MEDI 231.008 ​Bioethics Methods, Concepts, and Cases (​Rebecca Walker)

 

Global Medicine

ANTH 898:073 Problems in the Ethnography of Medicine and Health (Michele Rivkin-Fish)

ENGL 825 Renaissance Literature in Context: "Early Modern Racialism" (Mary Floyd-Wilson)

EPID 898 Global Health Ethics (Stuart Rennie)

MEDI 231.004 Health and Human Rights (Jeffrey Sonis)

 

History of Medicine

ENGL 805 History of Medical Rhetoric (Jordynn Jack)

ENGL 829 Studies in Renaissance Literature, Drama: Somatic Shakespeare (Mary Floyd-Wilson)

ENGL 828 Perspectives on Renaissance Literature and Culture: Magic and Medicine in Renaissance Literature (Mary Floyd-Wilson)

EPID 891 History and Philosophy of Epidemiology (Stuart Rennie)

HIST 741 Readings in the History of Science and Medicine: History of Medicine in the West (Raúl Necochea)

MEDI 231.003 ​The Revenge of the Sick: History of Medicine from the Patient’s Point of View (Raúl Necochea)

MEDI 231.005 Concepts of Health and Disease: Philosophical and Historical Perspectives (Eric Juengst)

 

Medical Texts/Literary Forms

ANTH 898/RELI 890/COMM 857 Detection and Rhetorics of Evidence and Biomedical Cultures (Barry Saunders)

ENGL 266 Genetic Fiction (undergraduate course/add graduate section) (Heidi Kim)

ENGL 300i Writing in the Health Sciences (undergraduate course/add graduate section) (Jordynn Jack)

ENGL 390 Studies in Literary Topics: Medical Rhetoric (undergraduate course/add graduate section) (Jordynn Jack)

ENGL 783 Literature and the Body (Mary Floyd-Wilson)

ENGL 805 Gender and Medical Rhetoric (Jordynn Jack)

ENGL 805 History of Medical Rhetoric (Jordynn Jack)

ENGL 826 Studies in Renaissance Genres: Early Modern Health Manuals

ENGL 842 Biological Aesthetics: Science, Literature, and the Body in Nineteenth-Century Britain (instructor TBA)

ENGL 844 American Nervousness (Jane Thrailkill)

ENGL 847 The Contemporary Novel and Consciousness (Florence Dore)

HNRS 355 Narrative and Medicine (undergraduate course/add graduate section) (Terrence Holt)

MEDI 231.006 Language and Medicine (Mara Buchbinder)

MEDI 231.0011 ​The Stories We Live: The Parallel Chart Project (Terrence Holt)

 

Theoretical/Practice

ANTH 897 / RELI 734 Rhetorics of Visual Evidence (Barry Saunders)

ANTH 898:073 Moral Economies of Medicine and Health (Michele Rivkin-Fish)

ANTH 750 Seminar in Medical Anthropology (William Lachicotte)

ENGL 785 Posthumanism (Matthew Taylor)

ENGL 861 Seminar in Literary and Cultural Theory: Futures of Theory / Theories of the Future (Matthew Taylor)

EPID 891 History and Philosophy of Epidemiology (Stuart Rennie)

HNRS 650 Politics of Life and Death (Barry Saunders)

SOWO 845 Health: Theory And Practice (Mimi Chapman)

 

Courses by Department

Anthropology

ANTH 328:072 The Design of Disease: Cultural Practice and Medical Knowledge (graduate course)

ANTH 690 Special Topics in Anthropology: Narrative, Literature, and Medicine (cross-listed as ENGL 661)

ANTH 750 Seminar in Medical Anthropology

ANTH 897:052 Managing Medical Work: Technologies, Instrumentalities and Institutional Contexts

ANTH 897:072/RELI 734 Rhetorics of Visual Evidence

ANTH 898 / RELI 890/ MEDI 231.007 The Undead: Bodies in Between

ANTH 898/RELI 890/COMM 857 Detection and Rhetorics of Evidence and Biomedical Cultures

ANTH 898:073 Problems in the Ethnography of Medicine and Health

ANTH 898:073 Moral Economies of Medicine and Health

 

Communication Studies

COMM 857 (ANTH 898/RELI 890/) Detection and Rhetorics of Evidence and Biomedical Cultures

 

English and Comparative Literature

ENGL 266 Genetic Fiction (undergraduate course/add graduate section)

ENGL 266H Science and Literature:  Literature, Medicine, and the Body in Nineteenth-Century Britain (undergraduate course/add graduate section)

ENGL 269 Introduction to Disability Studies (undergraduate course/add graduate section)

ENGL 300i Writing in the Health Sciences (undergraduate course/add graduate section)

ENGL 390 Studies in Literary Topics: Medical Rhetoric (undergraduate course/add graduate section)

ENGL 489 Cultural Studies--Contemporary Issues: “Literature, Medicine, and Disability.”  (undergraduate course/add graduate section)

ENGL 657 English and American Literature of the Twentieth Century: Humanism, Anti-Humanism, Post-Humanism

ENGL 661 Narrative, Literature, and Medicine (cross-listed as ANTH 699:073)

ENGL 762 Cultural Studies, Special Topics: Women, Health, and Healing

ENGL 785 Posthumanism

ENGL 805 Studies in Rhetoric and Composition: History of Medical Rhetoric

ENGL 805 Studies in Rhetoric and Composition: Gender and Medical Rhetoric

ENGL 805 Studies in Rhetoric and Composition: Science and the Rhetoric of Invention

ENGL 805 Studies in Rhetoric and Composition: Life Writing; Rhetoric of Professional Identity

ENGL 825 Renaissance Literature in Context: Early Modern Racialism

ENGL 829 Studies in Renaissance Literature, Drama: Somatic Shakespeare

ENGL 828 Perspectives on Renaissance Literature and Culture: Magic and Medicine in Renaissance Literature

ENGL 826 Studies in Renaissance Genres: Early Modern Health Manuals

ENGL 847 The Contemporary Novel and Consciousness

ENGL 861 Seminar in Literary and Cultural Theory: Futures of Theory / Theories of the Future

 

Epidemiology, School of Public Health

EPID 891 History and Philosophy of Epidemiology

EPID 898 Global Health Ethics

 

History

HIST 741 Readings in the History of Science and Medicine: History of Medicine in the West

 

Honors

HNRS 355 Narrative and Medicine (undergraduate course/add graduate section)

HNRS 650 Politics of Life and Death

 

Journalism

JOMC 560 Medical and Science Journalism

JOMC 561 Medical and Science Video Storytelling

JOMC 562 Science Documentary Television

 

Philosophy

PHIL 165 Bioethics (undergraduate course/add graduate section)

PHIL 460 Contemporary Topics in Ethics: Historical and Contemporary Animal Ethics (undergraduate course/add graduate section)

 

Religious Studies

RELI 734 (ANTH 897:072) Rhetorics of Visual Evidence

RELI 890 (ANTH 898/COMM 857) Detection and Rhetorics of Evidence and Biomedical Cultures

RELI 890 (ANTH 898 / MEDI 231.007) The Undead: Bodies in Between

 

Social Medicine

MEDI 231.002 Exploring the ‘Other Side’: Experiences of Deviance, Disability and Chronic Illness

MEDI 231.003 The Revenge of the Sick: History of Medicine from the Patient’s Point of View

MEDI 231.004 Health and Human Rights

MEDI 231.005 ​Anticipating Personalized Genomic Medicine: Ethical Implications for Clinical Practice and Society

MEDI 231.005 Concepts of Health and Disease: Philosophical and Historical Perspectives

MEDI 231.006 ​Doctor-Patient Communication

MEDI 231.006 Language and Medicine

MEDI 231.007 (ANTH 898 / RELI 890) The Undead: Bodies in Between

MEDI 231.008 Bioethics Methods, Concepts, and Cases

MEDI 231.0011 ​The Stories We Live: The Parallel Chart Project

 

Social Work

SOWO 845 Health: Theory and Practice

 

Courses by Instructor

Ahuja, Neel

ENGL 489 Cultural Studies--Contemporary Issues: “Literature, Medicine, and Disability.”  (undergraduate course/add graduate section)

ENGL 269 Introduction to Disability Studies (undergraduate course/add graduate section)

 

Buchbinder, Mara

MEDI 231.006 ​Doctor-Patient Communication

MEDI 231.006 Language and Medicine

 

Chapman, Mimi

SOWO 845 Health: Theory and Practice

 

Danielewicz, Jane

ENGL 805 Studies in Rhetoric and Composition: Life Writing; Rhetoric of Professional Identity (Jane Danielewicz)

 

Dore, Florence

ENGL 847 The Contemporary Novel and Consciousness

 

Estroff, Sue

MEDI 231.002 Exploring the ‘Other Side’: Experiences of Deviance, Disability and Chronic Illness

 

Floyd-Wilson, Mary

ENGL 762 Cultural Studies, Special Topics: Women, Health, and Healing

ENGL 825 Renaissance Literature in Context: Early Modern Racialism

ENGL 829 Studies in Renaissance Literature, Drama: Somatic Shakespeare

ENGL 828 Perspectives on Renaissance Literature and Culture: Magic and Medicine in Renaissance Literature

ENGL 826 Studies in Renaissance Genres: Early Modern Health Manuals

 

Holt, Terrence

HNRS 355 Narrative and Medicine (undergraduate course/add graduate section)

MEDI 231.0011 ​The Stories We Live: The Parallel Chart Project

 

Jack, Jordynn

ENGL 300i Writing in the Health Sciences (undergraduate course/add graduate section)

ENGL 390 Studies in Literary Topics: Medical Rhetoric (undergraduate course/add graduate section)

ENGL 805 History of Medical Rhetoric

ENGL 805 Gender and Medical Rhetoric

ENGL 805 Science and the Rhetoric of Invention

 

Juengst, Eric

MEDI 231.005 ​Anticipating Personalized Genomic Medicine: Ethical Implications for Clinical Practice and Society

MEDI 231.005 Concepts of Health and Disease: Philosophical and Historical Perspectives

 

Kim, Heidi

ENGL 266 Genetic Fiction (undergraduate course/add graduate section)

 

Lachicotte. William

ANTH 750 Seminar in Medical Anthropology

ANTH 897:052 Managing Medical Work: Technologies, Instrumentalities and Institutional Contexts

 

Linden, Tom

JOMC 560 Medical and Science Journalism

JOMC 561 Medical and Science Video Storytelling

JOMC 562 Science Documentary Television

 

Necochea, Raúl

HIST 741 Readings in the History of Science and Medicine: History of Medicine in the West

MEDI 231.003 ​The Revenge of the Sick: History of Medicine from the Patient’s Point of View

 

Rennie, Stuart

EPID 891 History and Philosophy of Epidemiology

EPID 898 Global Health Ethics

 

Rivkin-Fish, Michele

ANTH Narrative, Literature, and Medicine (cross-listed as ENGL 661)

ANTH 898:073 Problems in the Ethnography of Medicine and Health

ANTH 898:073 Moral Economies of Medicine and Health

 

Saunders, Barry

ANTH 897 The Design of Disease: Cultural Practice and Medical Knowledge (graduate course)

ANTH 898/RELI 890/COMM 857 Detection and Rhetorics of Evidence and Biomedical Cultures

HNRS 650 Politics of Life and Death

 

Sonis, Jeffrey

MEDI 231.004 Health and Human Rights

 

Taylor, Matthew

ENGL 657 English and American Literature of the Twentieth Century: Humanism, Anti-Humanism, Post-Humanism

ENGL 785 Posthumanism

ENGL 861 Seminar in Literary and Cultural Theory: Futures of Theory / Theories of the Future

 

Thrailkill, Jane

ENGL 661 Narrative, Literature, and Medicine (cross-listed as ANTH 699:073)

 

Walker, Rebecca

MEDI 231.008 Bioethics Methods, Concepts, and Cases

PHIL 165 Bioethics

PHIL 460 Contemporary Topics in