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Food and the Literary Imagination

Authors: Archer, J., Turley, R.M., Thomas, H., Marggraf Turley, R.

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About this book

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.

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).




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)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Prologue

    Archer, Jayne Elisabeth (et al.)

    Pages 1-3

  • Food Matters

    Archer, Jayne Elisabeth (et al.)

    Pages 4-29

  • The Field in Time

    Archer, Jayne Elisabeth (et al.)

    Pages 30-54

  • Chaucer’s Pilgrims and a Medieval Game of Food

    Archer, Jayne Elisabeth (et al.)

    Pages 55-79

  • Remembering the Land in Shakespeare’s Plays

    Archer, Jayne Elisabeth (et al.)

    Pages 80-105

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eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-40637-8
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Hardcover $95.00
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Softcover $90.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Food and the Literary Imagination
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-40637-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137406378
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-40636-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-48796-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 222
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