Outbreak! The Politics of "Plague" in Film and Literature
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Rachel Bracken will develop and offer a graduate seminar on Outbreak narrative for a Master's degree program in Medical Ethics and Humanities. The majority of students are dual-enrolled MA-MD students, so this course will pitch toward medical students with an interest in health humanities approaches. The seminar will explore the cultural and sociopolitical dimensions of pandemic. A pdf of the syllabus is accessible from this website page (left column, Project Multimedia).

Additionally, Bracken recently published an article in American Literary History, entitled "Influenza and Embodied Sociality in Early Twentieth-Century American Literature" (American Literary History, Volume 32, Issue 3, Fall 2020, pp. 507–34).

Translational Perspective

Because this is a course designed to serve primarily medical students, it encourages direct application to individual practice vis-a-vis student's clinical training and practice.

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Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine
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Northeast Ohio Medical University
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rachel.c.bracken [at] gmail.com

Rootstown, Ohio, USA