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
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.