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Title (In)digestion in literature and film : a transcultural approach / edited by Niki Kiviat and Serena J. Rivera.
Imprint New York, NY : Routledge, 2020.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 222 pages).
Series Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory
Literary criticism and cultural theory.
Note Includes index.
Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Bio/Hist Note Niki Kiviat is a PhD candidate in Italian Studies at Columbia University, where her research interests include food studies; Italy's food and material culture as manifest in films of the Economic Miracle; star studies; and the legacy of neorealist film, which was the subject of her Master's thesis, also from Columbia. Her essay, "From Pizzaiola to Phenom: Viewing Sophia Loren Through Food," will be published in the edited volume Eve's Sinful Bite: Foodscapes in Italian Women's Writing, Culture, and Society (forthcoming, Bloomsbury). Serena J. Rivera is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh where she teaches the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Her research interests concern the intersections of food, gender, race, and sexuality throughout Luso/Hispanophone cultural production. She has published on the topics of food metaphors in Mozambican and Cape Verdean literatures as well as the teaching of Portuguese language in the US. She has also translated Alberto Pena-Rodriguez's News on the American Dream: A History of the Portuguese Press in the United States (forthcoming, Tagus Press). She is currently working on several article manuscripts that explore the use of food in (post)colonial nationalist rhetoric in Mozambique as well as the linkages between the abject and racial identity in late-nineteenth/early-twentieth century Brazilian literature. Her monograph project comparatively examines the intersections of masculinity, food, and nation in Brazilian, Cape Verdean and Mozambican literatures.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (Taylor & Francis, viewed May 8, 2020).
Subject Food in literature.
Food in motion pictures.
Contents Introduction Section One: Theoretical and Formal ContoursSuckling Pig or Potatoes? Class Politics and Food Symbolism in Eastern European FilmElena PopanHaptic for Gourmets: Cinema, Gastronomy, and Strategic Exoticism in Eat Drink Man Woman and Tortilla SoupAida Roldán-GarcíaPro-Ana and Mia Blogs and Care of the Self Jenny PlatzSection Two: Disordered Eating Beyond the WestWhite Pigs and Black Pigs, Wild Boar and Monkey Meat: Cannibalism and War Victimhood in Japanese Cinema Kenta McGrath"Such a Thin Slice of Watermelon!" Fat and Thin in Macabéa's Malnourished WorldBenjamin LeggMultiplicities of Identities and Meanings Behind Devouring Characters in Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited AwayKatsuya IzumiThe Dangerous Vegan: Han Kang's The Vegetarian and the Anti-Feminist Rhetoric of Disordered EatingLaura WrightSection Three: Disordered Eating in the WestDietary Perversions and Subversion of Nature in Huysmans's Against NatureRomain PeterEating the Dead: Transgressive Hungers and the Grotesque Body in Ulysses Wilson TaylorHungry for Honey: Desire in Dacia Maraini's Il treno per Helsinki Eilis Kierans"Identica a loro?": (In)digesting Food and Identity in Igiaba Scego's "Salsicce" Francesca CalamitaFrom Bartholomew Fair to Bridesmaids: Ben Jonson's Fecopoetics and Gendered American Pop CultureEmily Gruber Keck
Summary (In)digestion in Literature and Film: A Transcultural Approach is a collection of essays spanning diverse geographic areas such as Brazil, Eastern Europe, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan and the United States. Despite this geographic variance, they all question disordered eating practices represented in literary and filmic works. The collection ultimately redefines disorder, removing the pathology and stigma assigned to acts of non-normative eating. In so doing, the essays deem taboo practices of food consumption, rejection and avoidance as expressions of resistance and defiance in the face of restrictive sociocultural, political, and economic normativities. As a result, disorder no longer equates to "out of order", implying a sense of brokenness, but is instead envisioned as an act against the dominant of order of operations. The collection therefore shifts critical focus from the eater as the embodiment of disorder to the problematic norms that defines behaviors as such.
Other Author Rivera, Serena J., editor.
Kiviat, Niki, editor.
Other Title Original 0367443074 9780367443078