Representing Breast Cancer: Feminist Literature, Art, and Film

GSF 263S

Analyzes representations of breast cancer in feminist literature, art, and film. Drawing on health feminism, feminist medical ethics, and disability studies, explores what those representations tell us about the intersections among gender, race, class, sexuality, and ability in both the Global North and South. Sets artistic representations of breast cancer against the hyper-sexualization of breasts in capitalism's visual cultures and the spectacles of breast cancer activism. Shows how literature, art, and film can reveal health care's material conditions as well as breast cancer's psychic complexities.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • W
  • ALP
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • AAAS 265S
  • ARTSVIS 263S
  • LIT 260S
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring