This course introduces students to a range of writing about food and culture, exposing them to different genres and disciplines, and assisting them to experiment with and develop their own prose. It also prompts students to think about photography and visual culture as both tools for documenting culinary practices and experiences, and as increasingly important adjuncts to contemporary food writing. The course is designed as a capstone offering in Food Studies, and as such, asks students to draw on their own expertise and awareness of food as a cultural vehicle to write in a compelling way about social dynamics, historical meaning, and - drawing specifically on the Scarborough experience - the diasporic imaginary.
Priority will be given to students enrolled in the Minor program in Food Studies. Additional students will be admitted as space permits.