Virginia Woolf once complained that sickness ought to be one of literature’s great themes and yet wasn’t. This seminar will aim to contest that assertion, taking sickness of many kinds—literal, metaphorical, mental, contagious—as a great literary theme. Why do we keep resorting to “illness as metaphor”—and what, if anything, can we learn about illness and society’s handling of illness from art about sickness?
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Thursday, January 15, 2015
|A bibimbap burger (obviously my next food obsession).|