Course Descriptions: Summer 2007
The Meaning of Food Lisa Splittgerber
This course will engage students in an interdisciplinary dialogue about the symbolic and theoretical functions of food. We will consider perspectives on food from the fields of biology, psychology, history, anthropology, sociology, literature, art, advertising, popular culture, religion, feminist and film studies and use a variety of theoretical approaches from these disciplines. We will study four areas: Food, Society and Cultural Identity; Food, Sex and Women; The Evils of Food and Food, Religion and Magic.