English 84

Sophomore Seminar: Food and Film


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2009 Bader, Julia
Bader, Julia
W 6-9 PM 300 Wheeler

Other Readings and Media

Turner, Graeme, FILM as Social Practice

Description

We will examine the representation of food and meals in the setting and narrative structure of films in contemporary cinema in various genres from comedy to horror, looking at Woody Allen, Bunuel, Ang Lee, Hitchcock and others. Connections to ethnic identity, eroticism, aggression and communal regulation will be explored with a range of critical approaches from close analysis to psychoanalytic and reception studies.

This 2-unit course may not be counted as one of the twelve courses required to complete the English major.

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