Bioethics and Medical Issues in Literature, 1st Edition

  • Mahala Yates Stripling
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  • ISBN-10: 0313061653
  • ISBN-13: 9780313061653
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released November 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005

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Overview

Discusses literature as a means of approaching medical and bioethical issues. Examines topics such as technology's creature, illness and culture, and end of life issues.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Contributions in Exploring Social Issues through Literature.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Other Frontmatter.
Contents.
Series Foreword.
Preface.
Chronology of Events in Literature, Medicine, and Science.
Introduction.
1 Technology's Creature: An Analysis of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Rappaccini's Daughter".
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein or, the Modern Prometheus (1818).
Historical Context.
Literary Analysis.
Synopsis of the Novel.
Topics for Oral and Written Discussion.
Bibliography.
Suggested Further Reading.
Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Rappaccini's Daughter" (1844).
Historical Context.
Literary Analysis.
Synopsis of the Short Story.
Topics for Oral and Written Discussion.
Bibliography.
Suggested Further Reading.
2 A Brave New World: An Analysis of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World and Robin Cook's Coma.
Aldous Huxley's Brave New World (1932).
Historical Context.
Literary Analysis.
Synopsis of the Novel.
Topics for Oral and Written Discussion.
Bibliography.
Suggested Further Reading.
Robin Cook's Coma (1977).
Historical Context.
Literary Analysis.
Synopsis of the Novel.
Topics for Oral and Written Discussion.
Bibliography.
Suggested Further Reading.
3 Contagions/Isolations: An Analysis of Albert Camus's The Plague and David Feldshuh's Miss Evers' Boys.
Albert Camus's The Plague (1946).
Historical Context.
Literary Analysis.
Synopsis of the Novel.
Topics for Oral and Written Discussion.
Bibliography.
Suggested Further Reading.
David Feldshuh's Miss Evers' Boys (1990).
Historical Context.
Literary Analysis.
Synopsis of the Play.
Topics for Oral and Written Discussion.
Bibliography.
Suggested Further Reading.
4 Illness and Culture: An Analysis of Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Alice Walker's Possessing the Secret of Joy.
Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1962).
Historical Context.
Literary Analysis.
Synopsis of the Novel.
Topics for Oral and Written Discussion.
Bibliography.
Suggested Further Reading.
Alice Walker's Possessing the Secret of Joy (1992).
Historical Context.
Literary Analysis.
Synopsis of the Novel.
Topics for Oral and Written Discussion.
Bibliography.
Suggested Further Reading.
5 End of Life—Disease and Death: An Analysis of John Updike's Rabbit at Rest and Margaret Edson's Wit.
John Updike's Rabbit at Rest (1990).
Historical Context.
Literary Analysis.
Synopsis of the Novel.
Topics for Oral and Written Discussion.
Bibliography.
Suggested Further Reading.
Margaret Edson's Wit (1999).
Historical Context.
Literary Analysis.
Synopsis of the Play.
Topics for Oral and Written Discussion.
Bibliography.
Suggested Further Reading.
Afterword.
Glossary of Terms: Literary, Medical, and Scientific.
Appendix A: Recommended Movies.
Appendix B: Recommended Internet Sites.
Appendix C: Recommended Books and Articles.
Appendix D: Recommended Methods for Teaching.
Index.
About the Author.