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The Routledge Companion to Literature and Food

1st Edition

Edited by Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Donna Lee Brien

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496 pages

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The Routledge Companion to Literature and Food explores the relationship between food and literature in transnational contexts, serving as both an introduction and a guide to the field in terms of defining characteristics and development. Balancing a wide-reaching view of the long histories and preoccupations of literary food studies, with attentiveness to recent developments and shifts, the volume illuminates the aesthetic, cultural, political, and intellectual diversity of the representation of food and eating in literature.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

List of Contributors

Introduction

LORNA PIATTI-FARNELL AND DONNA LEE BRIEN

SECTION I. CONSUMING BODIES: GENDER, HUNGER, AND THE SENSES

1 "New Motions of the Flesh": Chocolate, Pleasure, and the Rise of the Novel

KEVIN BOURQUE

2 Wine Poems: The Drinking Song and Dithyrambic Ode in Romantic England and Germany

CARINA HART

3 "Jaded Appetite" and "Perverted Taste": The Food Rhetoric of Nineteenth-Century Anti-Sensationalist Critics

SARAH FRÜHWIRTH

4 Ravenous Fantasies and Revolting Dinners: Food and Horror in Children’s Literature

LORNA PIATTI-FARNELL

5 Dinner for Two: Sexual Desire, Reciprocity, and Cannibalism

SARAH CLEARY

6 Food, Duty, and Desire in the Women’s Novel in the 1960s

KERRY MYLER

7 Women Who Don’t Eat in Modern Japanese Literature

EMERALD L. KING

8 Disordered Eating: Food and Identity Formation

JERI KROLL AND JEN WEBB

9 The Taste of Desire, The Trauma of Hunger: Black Female Edibility

RITA MOOKERJEE

10 Tintin and the Secrets of Food: The Body Fantastic, Cultural Others and Limits of Language

PAUL MOUNTFORT

SECTION II. HISTORY, CULTURE, AND NATIONAL IDENTITIES

11 "101 in the Shade": Christmas Pudding in Australian Popular and Literary Verse 1830s–1910

NICOLA ANAE

12 The Devil at Work?: The Cook in Colonial Australian Literature

CHARMAINE O’BRIEN

13 ‘The Uncultivated Taste’: Explorer’s Accounts of Aboriginal Foodways in Nineteenth Century Australia

BLAKE SINGLEY

14 Kiwi Cuisine: Cookbooks, Chefs and Cultural Identity in Aotearoa New Zealand

TRACY BERNO, LINDSAY NEILL, DALE THOMPSON, CHRISTINE HALL AND ALISON GRAVILLE

15 Remembrance of Freedoms Past: Foodways in Slave Narratives

JENNIFER BROWN

16 Eating to Become: Italian Counter-Narratives of Assimilation, Identity and Migration

HARRY KASHDAN

17 Transforming Hunger into Power: Food and Resistance in Nigerian Literature

JENNI RAMONE

18 Caribbean Cravings: Literature and Food in the Anglophone Caribbean

SARAH LAWSON WELSH

19 Taste Between the Lines: The Presentation of Food in Three Late Imperial Chinese Novels

YAN LIANG

20 Food in the Singaporean Graphic Memoir

DONNA LEE BRIEN

21 Food Metaphors in Parsi fiction: Negotiating the Politics of Their Existential Crisis

PAROMITA DEB

22 Alternative Nostalgia: Taiwanese Food Narrative 2000-2016

CHIENWEI PAN

SECTION III. MEALS, FEASTING, AND COMMENSALITY

23 Classical Food and Literature from Archaic Greece to the early Roman Empire

GAIL PITTAWAY

24 Viands of the Divine: An Exploration of Food and Food-Based Ritual in Mythology

COREY R.WALDEN

25 Food Culture and Food Imagery in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales

BURÇIN EROL

26 Feasts and Feasting in the Fourteenth Century Gawain and the Green Knight

J.S. MACKLEY

27 Meat Constructs: Early Modern English Carnivory

FREDERIKA BAIN

28 "The Elegances of the Breakfast-Table": The Encoded Space of the Breakfast-Room in Nineteenth-Century American Novels

ANN BEEBE

29 Fears of Consumption and Being Consumed: The Gothicization of Food in Victorian Literature

CAMERON DODWORTH

30 Would you Like a Cup of Tea?: Food, Home, and Mid-Century Anxiety in the Later Novels of Shirley Jackson

SHELLEY INGRAM AND WILLOW G. MULLINS

31 From Imperial Pineapples to Stalinist Sausage: The Politics and Poetics of Food in Russian Literature

BARBARA WYLLIE

32 The Food Trope in Literature, Poetry and Songs from the Irish Tradition

MÁIRTÍN MAC CON IOMAIRE

33 Alimentary Monstrosities: Genetically Modified Food in Contemporary Fiction

MARIA CHRISTOU

SECTION IV. LITERARY FOOD GENRES

34 The Bible and Food

CYNTHIA SHAFER-ELLIOTT

35 Food for Survival: The Medical Importance of Food in Early Modern England

SHAWNA GUENTHER

36 Lipped Words to Chew Upon: Thoreau’s Dietary Dialects

KIMO REDER

37 Dinner Theater / Dinner Theatricality

LIZ BLAKE

38 M.F.K. Fisher’s Culinary Memoirs

MAX FRAZIER

39 Man-eaters: Confessional Food Writing as Narratives of Masculinity

ANGELICA MICHELIS

40 Eating to Live, Living to Tell: Foundational Food in the Latina Testimonial Text

AMANDA EATON MCMENAMIN

41 Eat, Live, Remember: Food and the Post-Apocalyptic Novel

ANNE-MARIE EVANS

42 Food, Memory, and Ethics in Graphic Narratives

MIHAELA PRECUP

43 Reading the Food Blog as a ‘Culinary Autobiography’: Exploring Lifestyle Construction and Enactment of Online Food-centred Stories

CARMEL CEDRO

Index

About the Editors

Lorna Piatti-Farnell, PhD, is Director of the Popular Culture Research Centre at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.

Donna Lee Brien, PhD, is Professor of Creative Industries at Central Queensland University, Australia.

About the Series

Routledge Literature Companions

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
LIT025000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / General
SOC002010
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural