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Food and the Literary Imagination

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Jayne Elisabeth Archer, Richard Marggraf Turley, Howard Thomas
    Pages 1-3
  3. Jayne Elisabeth Archer, Richard Marggraf Turley, Howard Thomas
    Pages 4-29
  4. Jayne Elisabeth Archer, Richard Marggraf Turley, Howard Thomas
    Pages 30-54
  5. Jayne Elisabeth Archer, Richard Marggraf Turley, Howard Thomas
    Pages 55-79
  6. Jayne Elisabeth Archer, Richard Marggraf Turley, Howard Thomas
    Pages 80-105
  7. Jayne Elisabeth Archer, Richard Marggraf Turley, Howard Thomas
    Pages 106-137
  8. Jayne Elisabeth Archer, Richard Marggraf Turley, Howard Thomas
    Pages 138-164
  9. Jayne Elisabeth Archer, Richard Marggraf Turley, Howard Thomas
    Pages 165-168
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 169-226

About this book

Introduction

Food and the Literary Imagination explores ways in which the food chain and anxieties about its corruption and disruption are represented in poetry, theatre and the novel. The book relates its findings to contemporary concerns about food security.

Keywords

Chaucer George Eliot Imagination John Keats Middle Ages novel ode poetry time William Shakespeare

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of English and Creative WritingAberystwyth UniversityUK
  2. 2.Aberystwyth UniversityUK

About the authors

Jayne Elisabeth Archer was a Lecturer in the Department of English and Creative Writing, Aberystwyth University, between 2005 and 2014. Her research interests are alchemy, science and the pseudo-sciences in early modern literature – especially literature by and for women.
 
Richard Marggraf Turley is Professor of English Literature in the Department of English and Creative Writing, Aberystwyth University. He is the author of several monographs on Romanticism, including Bright Stars: John Keats, Barry Cornwall and Romantic Literary Culture (2009). He is also the author of a novel set in the Romantic period, The Cunning House (2015).

Howard Thomas is Emeritus Professor of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences at Aberystwyth University. His research interests include the genetics, evolution and uses of food plants. He also has a special interest in the cultural significance of scientific research and promotion of links between science and the arts. He is co-author of The Molecular Life of Plants (2013).




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Reviews

“Food and the Literary Imagination also enables a different and sometimes a startling understanding of our concepts of literary as well as of commodity production. … it is a surprisingly engaging read, written with clarity, ease and obvious passion. It is a timely and provocative alternative view of canonical texts and contexts which should prove an invaluable resource for historical and literary ecocritics.” (Sue Edney, Green Letters, Vol. 20 (1), 2016)