HUMA 444D (01R) - Plague/Literary Histories of Epidemics

Hon/Plague/Literary Epidemic

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Humanities
Online Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Remote Section, Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   5  
CRN: 56894
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?
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Only listed campus in section: Durham, Manchester
Only the following students: Honors Program
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Inquiry (Discovery), Humanities(Disc), Honors course
Instructors: STAFF

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 MWF 12:10pm - 1:00pm ONLINE


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