ENGL 1280 - Plague and Pandemic Course uri icon



  • Explores how literature has depicted the experience of plague across different historical periods and geographical areas (for instance, the Black Death in medieval times, smallpox in colonial America, the 1918 Spanish influenza, the HIV epidemic). Investigates how pandemics raise philosophical questions about what constitutes human communities and borders between insiders and outsiders, health and illness, self and other.