Food for Thought: Literature and Food

We have a complex relationship with food: it nourishes us physically, emotionally, spiritually; it can also be a source of conflict, a tool to manage a range of emotions. Through various narrative forms, this course explores the relationship we have with what we eat. Topics will include a study of current farming practices, consumption, food justice, the aesthetics and pleasure of food, and how food reflects and informs our sense of identity. This class will be based on close reading of the texts, class discussions, presentations, and writing assignments.

Min-Max Credit Hours: 1.0-1.0