ENGL 051M. Medicine, Disability and Narrative

This course explores what it means to translate the experience of disease and disability into art. Readings will cover historical representations of everything from rabies, phobias, and melancholia to phantom limb syndrome and syphilis. As an introduction to disability studies, we'll also read important works by Helen Keller, Leo Bersani, and Audre Lorde.
For majors and minors, this course can count either as an 18th/19th or as a 20th/21st century course, depending on the topic of the final research paper.
GATEWAY English Literature.
1 credit.
Catalog chapter: English Literature  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/english-literature

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