TR SYNCH 12:30 PM – 1:50 PM
BOK: HU – Humanities; SE – Social & Ethical Issues
ENGL 2006: Topics in Literature, Health, and Society uses humanist methods of inquiry to examine issues of health and well-being and the institutions, practices and spaces in which they are navigated. Students examine scholarly, literary, or popular texts and may also use visual media focusing on literature, health and well-being, and society.
This spring (2021), our ENGL 2006 topic is mental health and disability. Texts include Audre Lorde’s Cancer Journals; Nellie Bly’s Ten Days in a Madhouse; Sophocles’ Philoctetes; and Jillian Weise’s The Amputee’s Guide to Sex, among others.