• The Craft of Writing

    R1A - 003 | CCN: 77809

    The Human Body in Rhetoric

    Instructor: Kathleen Powers and Janice Yu

    Date / Time: MWF 10-11A, 209 DWINELLE

    4 Units

    This course will consider the historical construction of the human body in Western culture. We will be exploring various ways the body has been imagined – philosophical, medical, visual, etc. Readings for the class will include works by Michel Foucault, Elaine Scarry, and Jonathan Sawday. These texts will orient us to rethink the certainty of what we deem the human body and how the body as a concept has been shaped alongside shifting ideologies.