Required readings & class bibliography

REQUIRED TEXTS
Edson, Margaret. Wit: A Play, 1999.
Forney, Ellen. Marbles  Gotham, 2012.
Geis, Deboarh, Ed, Approaching the Millennium. Essays on Angels in America
Kushner, Tony. Angels in America part One, Millennium Approaches 1993, Theatre Communications Group
Marion, Isaac. Warm Bodies: A Novel. Atria, 2011.
Notaro, Tig. “Live” 2012 Podcast. ITunes or Grooveshark.  32 minutes.
Selected readings posted on Blackboard as well

Home viewing: have access to these materials on live stream or DVD:
American Splendor (2003)*
Angels in America (2001) HBO, Amazon Prime.*
And the Band Played On HBO, 1993. Available on Amazon Prime.*
Fault in Our Stars (2014). Available on Amazon Prime.
Warm Bodies (2013). Available on Amazon Video.
W;t (2001) Available on Amazon DVD.*

* These videos can also be seen on reserve in our library.

  1. REQUIRED OR SUGGESTED READINGS OR AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIALS
    The following films/readings are also recommended, and you’ll choose one of these to integrate into your final project:**

Cancer
Crazy Sexy Cancer (2008)
The Doctor (1991)
Life Itself (2014)
Lorde, Audre. The Cancer Journals. Aunt Lute Books, 2006. Print.
Promises in the Dark (1979)
The Big C television series (2010-2014)
Wild (2014)
Sontag, Susan. Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and its Metaphors. Picador, 2001.

Mental Illness
August, Osage County film (2013) or play (2007)
Burns, Charles. Black Hole. New York: Pantheon, 2008. Print.
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
The Hours (2002)
Jamison, Kay Redfield. An Unquiet Mind. New York: Vintage, 1997. Print.
Kaysen, Susannah. Girl, Interrupted. New York: Vintage, 1994. Print.
Silver Linings Playbook. Dir. David O. Russell. 2012.

AIDS
Normal Heart (2014)
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Silverlake Life: The View from Here (1993)
How to Survive a Plague (2012)
Warner, Sharon Oard. The Way We Write Now: Short Stories from the AIDS Crisis. Citadel, 1995. Print.

Zombies & Science Fiction of Contagion
28 Days Later. Dir. Danny Boyle. Perf. Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston. DNA Films, 2002. Film.
Contagion. Dir. Steven Soderbergh. Per. Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law. Warner Bros., 2011. Film.
Diaz, Juno. “Monstro.” The New Yorker (4 June 2012): 29pp. www.neryorker.com Blackboard.
I Am Legend. Dir. Francis Lawrence. Perf. Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan. Warner  Bros., 2007. Film.
Shaun of the Dead. Dir. Edgar Wright. Perf. Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield. Rogue  Pictures, 2004. Film.
Walking Dead. (2010-prsent) AMC. Television Series.

Health Care and Art

Campo, Rafael. The Desire to Heal: A Doctor’s Education in Empathy, Identity, and Poetry. New York: Norton: 1998. Print.

Verghese, Abraham. My Own Country: A Doctor’s Story. New York: Vintage, 1995. Print.

Critical Articles
Albertini, Bill. “Contagion and the Necessary Accident.” Discourse 30.3 (Fall 2008): 443-467,  472. Web. Proquest.

Alonzo, Angelo A., and Nancy R. Reynolds. “Stigma, HIV and AIDS: An Exploration and Elaboration of a Stigma Trajectory.” Social Science & Medicine 41.3 (1995): 303. ProQuest. Web. 04 Feb. 2015.

Bishop, Kyle. “Dead Man Still Walking: Explaining the Zombie Renaissance.” Journal of Popular Film and Television 37.1 (Spring 2009): 16-25. Web. Proquest.

Boluk, Stephanie; Lenz, Wylie. “Infection, Media, and Capitalism: From Early Modern Plagues  to Postmodern Zombies.” Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies 10.2 (2010 Fall-Winter): 126-147. Web. MLA International Bibliography.

Brock, Richard. “Of Zombies, AIDS, and ‘Africa:’ Non-Western Disease and the ‘Raciocultural’ Imagination.” Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture. 12.4 (2013): 4. Web. MLA International Bibliography.

Campell, Patty. “YA Lit and the Deathly Fellows” The Horn Book Magazine 84:3  (May/Jun 2008): 357- MLA International Bibliography. Web.

Cantor, David. “Choosing to Live: Cancer Education, Movies, and the Conversion Narrative in America, 1921–1960.”  Literature and Medicine 28.2 (2009 Fall): 278-332. MLA International Bibliography.

Cohen, Simchi. “The Legend of Disorder: The Living Dead, Disorder, and Autoimmunity in Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend.” Horror Studies 5.1 (2014): 47.63. Web. MLA  International Bibliography.

Grimes, William. “Harvey Pekar, ‘American Splendor’ Creator, Dies at 70.”12 July 2010 New York Times.

Khalid, Robina Josephine.  “Demilitarizing Disease: Ambivalent Warfare and Audre Lorde’s The Cancer Journals.”  African American Review  (Fall 2008): 697-714.  MLA International Bibliography.

Krisberg, Kim. “New Movie Puts Public Health, Infectious Disease in Spotlight.” The Nation’s Health41.7 (Sep 2011): 1,10.

Niehaus, Isak. “Death Before Dying: Understanding AIDS Stigma in the South African Lowveld.” Journal of South African Studies. 33.4 (December 2007): 845-860. Pdf.

Orenstein, David. “Exhibit Takes Viewers Beyond the Diagnosis.” News from Brown ( 5 Feb 2015). Web.

The Pekar Project. Smithmag.net Web.

Pinker, Stephen. “The Psychology of Pessimism.” Cato’s Letter (13.1 Winter 2015): 1-5. Pdf.

Vanhoutte, Jacqueline. “Cancer and the Common Woman in Margaret Edson’s W;t.”  Comparative Drama 36 (Fall 2002/2003): 391-410.  MLA International Bibliography

** Many thanks to graduate assistant Liz Ricketts for her help developing this bibliography.

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