Middlebury

ITAL 0299

Literary Feasts

Literary Feasts: Representations of Food in Modern Narrative (in English)
This course will consider food and eating practices within specific cultural and historical contexts. We will analyze realistic, symbolic, religious, erotic, and political functions surrounding the preparation and consumption of food. Readings will be drawn from several national traditions, with a focus on Europe. Authors will include, among others, I. Dinesen, L. Esquivel, J. Harris, E. Hemingway, T. Lampedusa, P. Levi, C. Petrini, M. Pollan, E. Vittorini, and B. Yoshimoto. Viewing of several films where food and eating play an important role will supplement class discussion.
Subject:
Italian
Department:
Italian
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
EUR LIT
Equivalent Courses:
CMLT 0299
LITP 0299

Sections in Spring 2007

Spring 2007

ITAL0299A-S07 Lecture