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CHID 270 A: Special Topics

Food in Russia

Meeting Time: 
TTh 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Location: 
BAG 154
SLN: 
12365
Instructor:
 Josê  Alaniz
José Alaniz

Syllabus Description:

RELYING ON THE CRITICAL WRITINGS OF FOOD STUDIES SCHOLARS SUCH AS MICHAEL POLLAN AND OTHERS, WE WILL CONSIDER FOOD IN THE RUSSIAN CONTEXT, FROM THE
MIDDLE AGES TO POST-SOVIET ERA, DELVING INTO SUCH MATTERS AS TABLE MANNERS; EXCESS; HOLIDAYS; VEGETARIANISM; COMMUNAL DINING; SOVIET HOMEECONOMICS; AND HUNGER THROUGHOUT RUSSIAN HISTORY.

Additional Details:

This course examines food in Russian literature, cinema, art, and memoir. Relying on the critical writings of food studies scholars such as Michael Pollan and others, we will consider food in the Russian context, from the Middle Ages to Post-Soviet era, delving into such matters as table manners; excess; holidays; vegetarianism; communal dining; Soviet home economics; and hunger throughout Russian history.

Catalog Description: 
Each special topics course examines a different subject or problem from a comparative framework.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Other Requirements Met: 
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
April 28, 2016 - 9:12am
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