INTD: Literary Anatomies

Women's bodies and health in literature. Literature can nourish and provoke us to think about women's bodies, health, and medical issues in a larger, more politicized context.

This course will examine pregnancy and birth (including abortion, adoption, and infertility), adolescence (including incest and sexuality), breast cancer, menopause (including hysterectomy), and aging. Via the literature and other media we will engage in a feminist critique of the medical/cultural practices surrounding these issues.

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