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dc.contributor.authorJacobson, Joanne
dc.identifier.citationJacobson, J. (2022, Fall). ENG1660H: Writing about Illness and Medicine. Yeshiva College, Yeshiva University.en_US
dc.descriptionYC course syllabus / YU onlyen_US
dc.description.abstractIn this course, we will be exploring the imperatives and the challenges of writing about illness: first as readers, and then—our ultimate focus—as writers. Like other traumas, illness calls out to language and text-making—and, at the same time, pushes against the limits of language, narrative, and genre.¶ Susan Sontag’s famous distinction between the “kingdom of the well” and the “kingdom of the sick” frames the cognitive distance be-tween the experience of illness and the taken-for-granted realities of daily life. Language remains a precious resource for crossing that divide, for deepening our understanding of what it means to be ill, and even for improving medicine’s ability to care for patients.¶ This course fulfills the Writing requirement for the English major, and can be counted to-ward the Writing minor.en_US
dc.publisherYeshiva College, Yeshiva Universityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesYeshiva College Course Syllabi Fall 2022;ENG1660H
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States*
dc.subjectcreative writingen_US
dc.subjectwriting about medical careen_US
dc.subjectwriting about terminal illnessen_US
dc.titleENG1660H: Writing about Illness and Medicineen_US
dc.typeLearning Objecten_US

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