The Body and Identity (EASM154)

30 credits

This module traces the cultural and literary history of the body, from the age of Enlightenment through the Victorian period to the modern day. Taking a medical humanities approach, we will address such issues as bodily ‘monstrosity,’ confession, sexuality, discipline, psychological disorders, criminality and race. In this module, we will enhance our primary reading with critical and theoretical work (mostly Foucault) and with visual material.