ENGL 012. Writing and Sustenance


Food embodies culture and its paradoxes: it delineates 'taste,' it offers us delight and decadence and comfort, it defines both home and the 'unheimlich'-the ritually forbidden-which is the antithesis of home. Major novelists of the past decade have engaged deeply with food production and consumption as a lens on contemporary culture more generally. What do contemporary novels and memoirs have to teach us about food politics and and human resilience? Authors include Kingsolver, Franzen, Ozeki, Desai, Yoshimoto, Kimball. The course will also include some practical experiences (labs, field trips) engaging writing and sustenance.
GATEWAY English Literature.
Humanities.
1 credit.
Eligible for ENVS
Catalog chapter: English Literature  
Department website: https://www.swarthmore.edu/english-literature

 


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