ENGLISH 407 - Topics in English Language and Literature
Fall 2022, Section 002 - Food and Culture
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

“Tell me what kind of food you eat, and I will tell you what kind of man you are,” is an oft-quoted declaration by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, famous eighteenth-century French epicure. While this course does not promise grand revelations, we will nevertheless explore how food—its production, consumption, history, culture, pathways—so powerfully influences our sense of ethnic, communal, familial, physiological, and personal identities. This course is not only literary, although we will be reading short and long fiction and poetry as well as literary criticism on food cultures and practices. The essential requirements of an English course (thoughtful analysis, critical thinking, clear writing, and articulate speech) apply, but some of the readings will be interdisciplinary, theoretical, and cross-cultural. Students will be encouraged to pursue additional, independent research into the cultures of food not just in literature but from macro-level geopolitics to micro-level impacts.

 

Major Requirement: Identity and Difference

Course Requirements:

Assignments include multiple-choice reading quizzes, a few short online Canvas Discussion posts, a short essay and a food blog, and a final 7 pp. essay on a food-related topic of your choice. Required texts will be listed on Wolverine.

Schedule

ENGLISH 407 - Topics in English Language and Literature
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
19280
Open
9
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
 In Person
21699
Open
2
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (SEM)
 In Person
34330
Closed
0
 
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W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (SEM)
 In Person
34630
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM

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