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ENGL 4432 Advanced Creative Nonfiction: Food and Culture Writing (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Considering the intersections between food, culture, and identity, we will read and write creative non-fiction essays exploring kitchens, gardens, markets, and the people who populate them. Drawing on Boston’s deeply rooted culinary traditions, we will consider the rituals connected to food-making and eating and the way recent ethnic groups and food producers (farmers, bakers, cheesemakers, spice vendors) have shaped today’s culinary landscape. Through the writing and revision of several essays, students will explore their own experiences with food and the way this is inextricably linked to one’s identity. In-class activities will include writing in response to tastings of locally produced products.


Instructor(s): Lynne Anderson

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Feb-18