Teaching Literature and Medicine

... the medical humanities program is housed in the Department of Medical Education in the College of Medicine, and my charge is primarily to teach medical students. The History and Literature of Women's Health, with its semester-long ...

Teaching Literature and Medicine

Both the actualities and the metaphorical possibilities of illness and medicine abound in literature: from the presence of tuberculosis in Franz Kafka's fiction or childbed fever in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to disease in Thomas Mann's Death in Venice or in Harold Pinter's A Kind of Alaska; from the stories of Anton Chekhov and of William Carlos Williams, both doctors, to the poetry of nurses derived from their contrasting experiences. These are just a few examples of the cross-pollination between literature and medicine. It is no surprise, then, that courses in literature and medicine flourish in undergraduate curricula, medical schools, and continuing-education programs throughout the United States and Canada. This volume, in the MLA series Options for Teaching, presents a variety of approaches to the subject. It is intended both for literary scholars and for physicians who teach literature and medicine or who are interested in enriching their courses in either discipline by introducing interdisciplinary dimensions. The thirty-four essays in Teaching Literature and Medicine describe model courses; deal with specific texts, authors, and genres; list readings widely taught in literature and medicine courses; discuss the value of texts in both medical education and the practice of medicine; and provide bibliographic resources, including works in the history of medicine from classical antiquity.

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Encyclopedia of Literature and Science
Language: en
Pages: 575
Authors: Albert Gossin, Pamela Gossin, Paul Harris, Stephen D. Bernstein, Shelly Jarrett Bromberg, David Cassuto
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

This reference defines the rapidly emerging interdisciplinary field of literature and science. An introductory essay traces the history of the field, its growing reputation, and the current state of research. Broad in scope, the volume covers world literature from its beginnings to the present day and illuminates the role of
Stories and Their Limits
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Hilde Lindemann Nelson
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-01-21 - Publisher: Routledge

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Illness in the Academy
Language: en
Pages: 467
Authors: Kimberly Rena Myers
Categories: Health & Fitness
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Purdue University Press

Illness in the Academy investigates the deep-seated, widespread belief among academics and medical professionals that lived experiences outside the workplace should not be sacrificed to the ideal of objectivity those academic and medical professions so highly value. The 47 selections in this collection illuminate how academics bring their intellectual and
Publications of the Modern Language Association of America
Language: en
Authors: Kimberly Rena Myers
Categories: Philology, Modern
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher:

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Publishers Trade List
Language: en
Authors: R R Bowker Publishing
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: R. R. Bowker

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