HUMA 444D (H01) - Plague/Literary Histories of Epidemics

Hon/Plague/Literary Epidemic

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Humanities
Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online with some campus visits, EUNH
Can be taken by students who are remote.
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 56142
Explores the meanings of epidemics as represented in literature. Topics include mysterious ancient disasters, the Black Death, AIDS, and hypothetical diseases used as thought experiments, as well as current controversies about the spread and prevention of disease. How do disease and its control shape state and social structures? How have the meanings of disease, health, medicine, and the body changed over time? What kind of art does disease give rise to?
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Only the following students: Honors Program
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Inquiry (Discovery), Humanities(Disc), Honors course
Instructors: Katherine Gaudet

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 M 12:10pm - 1:00pm ONLINE
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 WF 12:10pm - 1:00pm HS 108


Ling Ma, Severance (Picador) ISBN: 9781922330642; Albert Camus, The Plague (Knopf) ISBN: 9780679720218; José Saramago, Blindness (Harcourt) ISBN: 9780156007757; Tony Kushner, Angels in America (Theatre Communication Group) ISBN: 9781559363846;