The aim of the course is to provide a critical-methodological introduction to the study of English literature and culture during the 19th and 20th century.
The course will analyse the issue of food in women’s literature from a diachronic perspective with the aim of offering a new understanding of the contemporary socio-cultural phenomena of eating and its symbolic function. The methodological tools of food studies will be applied to the analysis of different novels and films.
Women, body and Food in English Literature
-Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre (1847)
-Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway (1925)
- Ryan Murphy, Eat, pray, love (2010)
B) CRITICAL TEXTS:
- Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar, The Madwoman in the Attic, (1979). Chapters:
1) . The Queen's Looking Glass: Female Creativity, Male Images of Women, and the Metaphor of Literary Paternity
2. Infection in the Sentence: The Woman Writer and the Anxiety of Authorship
3. The Parables of the Cave
10. A Dialogue of Self and Soul: Plain Jane's Progress
11. The Genesis of Hunger, According to Shirley
C) Andrew Sanders, The Short Oxford History of English Literature, (from Chapter 7 to Chapter 10 ).
The lessons will be in English. The exam will be an oral discussion in English on the topic of the course and the texts in the program (parts A,B,C).
Students unable to attend the course are required to contact the lecturer before preparing for the exam
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