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ENG334 Illness Writing

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Students in this course will explore an interdisciplinary range of illness narratives, which will include fiction extracts, memoirs, auto-ethnographies, and films/podcasts. Weekly readings will be linked to a related medical concept, illness, or controversy. The course trains students to engage, critically, with representations of illness in key texts, as well as creatively, by generating their own narratives that frame their perceptions of illness/otherness, as applicable, in relation to their home culture.

Prerequisite: ENG102 Academic English II