ENGLISH 407 - Topics in English Language and Literature
Section: 002 Food and Culture
Term: FA 2018
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR
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:

“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 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 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.

ENGLISH 407 - Topics in English Language and Literature
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
20440
Open
12
 
-
W 6:00PM - 9:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
23579
Open
2
 
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
32445
Open
24
 
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 0140280464
My year of meats, Author: Ruth L. Ozeki., Publisher: Penguin Books 1999
Required
ISBN: 9780143114963
In defense of food : an eater's manifesto, Author: Michael Pollan., Publisher: Penguin Press 2009
Required
ISBN: 9780385342612
Yes, chef : a memoir, Author: Samuelsson, Marcus., Publisher: Random House 2013
Required
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