Fall 2010

REPRESENTING ILLNESS

Listed in: English, as ENGL-01

Faculty

Anston L. Bosman (Section 03)

Description

With a focus on the skills of close reading and analytical writing, we will look at the ways in which writers imagine illness, how they try to make meaning out of illness, and how they use illness to explore other aspects of experience.  This is not a course on the history of illness or the social construction of disease.  We will discuss not only what writers say about illness but also how they say it: with what language and in what form they speak the experience of bodily and mental suffering.  Readings may include drama by Sophocles, Molière and Margaret Edson; poetry by Donne and Mark Doty; fiction by José Saramago and Mark Haddon; and essays by Susan Sontag, Raphael Campo and Temple Grandin.

Preference given to first-year students.  Limited to 15 students.  Fall semester.  Professor Bosman.

If Overenrolled: Students admitted in consultation with the Dean of Students' office and/or their academic adviser.

Keywords

Writing intensive

Offerings

2015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 20122015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Spring 2009, Spring 20112015-16: Offered in Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 20152015-16: Offered in Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
Other years: Offered in Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 20152015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 20142015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 20132015-16: Not offered
2015-16: Offered in Spring 2016
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 20142015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010