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Representations of Health and Illness Across the Lifecourse

An exploration of representations of health and illness across the life course and aging in the humanities. The focus may vary from year to year, but will examine how health and illness and aging have been represented in literature, poetry, visual arts, drama or music. Consideration is also given to how art can inform social science research.

HLTH AGE 4C03

Representations of Health and Illness Across the Lifecourse

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): IV Term(s): Fall Offered?: Yes Language?: No

An exploration of representations of health and illness across the life course and aging in the humanities. The focus may vary from year to year, but will examine how health and illness and aging have been represented in literature, poetry, visual arts, drama or music. Consideration is also given to how art can inform social science research.


James Gillett

Associate Dean, Grad Studies and Research, of Faculty of Social Sciences | Associate Professor