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Ending in wonder: replacing technology with revelation in Margaret Edson's W;t.

Authors
  • Jones, Therese
Type
Published Article
Journal
Perspectives in biology and medicine
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2007
Volume
50
Issue
3
Pages
395–409
Identifiers
PMID: 17660633
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Margaret Edson's play W;t (1999) serves both as a guide to apprehending the dangers of a perspective that privileges the technological over the aesthetic and as a model for appreciating the magic of yielding to a performance. Inspired by William F. Pinar's (1995) examination of the place and value of the aesthetic in contemporary American education, this article considers Edson's play in relation to theory, teaching, learning, and art, in order to resituate the humanities--with their emphasis on imagination, transformation, and wonder--within the medical arena.

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