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ENGL 4510 Food & Culture Writing (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

The culture and rituals around food, cooking, and eating will be considered from farm to table in this workshop. Drawing on the city of Boston and its deeply rooted culinary traditions, we will write in a variety of genres from memoir and essay to journalistic profiles and reviews. The notion that food is a metaphor for cultural well-being will be examined by considering the various ethnic groups shaping today’s food landscape. Weekly workshop critiques will help participants develop a portfolio with the goal of publishing one fully developed piece. Readings will include works by Fisher, David, Trillin, Gopnik, Pollan, Kummer, and Thorne.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Lynne Anderson

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 19-Feb-14