Body Works: Medicine, Technology, and the Body in Early Twenty-First Century America

LIT 623

Influence of new medical technologies (organ transplantation, VR surgery, genetic engineering, nano-medicine, medical imaging, DNA computing, neuro-silicon interfaces) on the American imagination from WWII to the current decade. Examines the thesis that these dramatic new ways of configuring bodies have participated in a complete reshaping of the notion of the body in the cultural imaginary and a transformation of our experience of actual human bodies.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • STS
  • ALP
Cross-Listed As
  • ISS 670
  • PHIL 570
Typically Offered