Middlebury

LITP 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. 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Subject:
Literature Program
Department:
Literature Program
Division:
Literature
Requirements Fulfilled:
EUR LIT
Equivalent Courses:
CMLT 0299
ITAL 0299 *

Sections in Spring 2007

Spring 2007

LITP0299A-S07 Lecture