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Food and Literature

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Gitanjali Shahani, David B. Goldstein, Andrew Warnes, Parama Roy, Denise Gigante, J. Michelle Coghlan, Robert Appelbaum, Catherine Keyser, Valérie Loichot, Elspeth Probyn, Scott Pollard, Kara Keeling, Allison Carruth, Rohit Chopra, Sandra Gilbert, Jennifer Park, Frances E. Dolan, Tomoko Aoyama, Miriam Mara, Deepika Bahri, Darra Goldstein
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  • Date Published: June 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108426329

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  • This volume examines food as subject, form, landscape, polemic, and aesthetic statement in literature. With essays analyzing food and race, queer food, intoxicated poets, avant-garde food writing, vegetarianism, the recipe, the supermarket, food comics, and vampiric eating, this collection brings together fascinating work from leading scholars in the field. It is the first volume to offer an overview of literary food studies and reflect on its origins, developments, and applications. Taking up maxims such as 'we are what we eat', it traces the origins of literary food studies and examines key questions in cultural texts from different global literary traditions. It charts the trajectories of the field in relation to work in critical race studies, postcolonial studies, and children's literature, positing an omnivorous method for the field at large.

    • Offers the first overview of literary food studies
    • Brings together work on food from different theoretical traditions and critical approaches
    • Includes work from several global literary traditions and time periods
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    • Date Published: June 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108426329
    • length: 384 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 160 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.67kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction. Writing on food and literature Gitanjali Shahani
    Part I. Origins:
    1. Commensality David B. Goldstein
    2. The drive-thru supermarket: shopping carts and the foodscapes of American literature Andrew Warnes
    3. Gothic vegetarianism Parama Roy
    4. Good taste, good food, and the gastronome Denise Gigante
    5. The art of the recipe: American food writing avant-la-lettre J. Michelle Coghlan
    6. Existential disgust and the food of the philosopher Robert Appelbaum
    Part II. Developments:
    7. Visceral encounters: critical race studies and modern food fiction Catherine Keyser
    8. The ethics of eating together: the case of French postcolonial literature Valérie Loichot
    9. Eating athwart and queering food writing Elspeth Probyn
    10. Utilizing food studies with children's literature and its scholarship Scott Pollard and Kara Keeling
    11. Avant-garde food writing, modernist cuisine Allison Carruth
    12. Comic books and the culinary logic of late capitalism Rohit Chopra
    Part III. Applications:
    13. Inebriation: the poetics of drink Sandra Gilbert
    14. Vampires, alterity, and strange eating Jennifer Park
    15. Toast and the familiar in children's literature Frances E. Dolan
    16. Food, humour, and gender in Ishigaki Rin's poems Tomoko Aoyama
    17. Food, hunger, and Irish identity: self-starvation in Colum McCann's 'Hunger Strike' Miriam Mara
    18. Postcolonial hungers Deepika Bahri
    Afterword Darra Goldstein.

  • Editor

    Gitanjali G. Shahani, San Francisco State University
    Gitanjali Shahani is Associate Professor of English at San Francisco State University. She has co-edited Emissaries in Early Modern Literature and Culture (2009). Her articles have appeared in the Journal of Early Modern Cultural Studies, Shakespeare, Shakespeare Studies, and several edited collections. She is currently completing a book on food, race, and colonialism in the early modern period.

    Contributors

    Gitanjali Shahani, David B. Goldstein, Andrew Warnes, Parama Roy, Denise Gigante, J. Michelle Coghlan, Robert Appelbaum, Catherine Keyser, Valérie Loichot, Elspeth Probyn, Scott Pollard, Kara Keeling, Allison Carruth, Rohit Chopra, Sandra Gilbert, Jennifer Park, Frances E. Dolan, Tomoko Aoyama, Miriam Mara, Deepika Bahri, Darra Goldstein

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