This course, taught in English, will look at Italian food culture through essays, literature, films and other works that highlight the role and significance of food and eating. Course content will span the origins of Italian cuisine through the present slow food movement in Italy. Themes of discussion will include the relationship between eating and religion, politics, social class, health and gender differences. We will further look at how these practices influenced Italian American cuisine and culture. Explanations in the form of digital materials, videos and lecture slides, will be provided when necessary.
Italian 42C: Food and Literature in Italy
Instructor: Elissa Tognozzi