Poetry, Medicine, and Healing Arts

ENGLISH 284S

The multiple historical and contemporary relationships between the expressive and the healing arts, from representations of the body, to the power of poetry to console, its role in mediating personal and cultural trauma, the neuroscience of emotions, and the growing use of poetry in medical curricula for diagnosis, empathy and ethics training, and developing coping skills for healers and healed alike. Satisfies Area III for the English major. One course.

Curriculum Codes: 

ALP, EI, R