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ITA 263: Flavors of Italy: Food in the Italian Culture: Home

Spring 2019

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Researching Food in the Italian Culture

This course guide gives you tips for researching the portrayal of Italian foodways in literature, art, and cinema through time.

Literary genres include: philosophical treatises, autobiographies, poetry, short stories, essays, and novels.

Aspects include:

  • Symbolism of food,
  • Meaning of food and food consumption and how these meanings have evolved over time,
  • Food as representation of class, gender, and power relations