Monday, June 12, 2017

Politics of Food in Medieval English Romance Literature

Throughout civilized history, posits Aaron Hostetter, humans have rendered the material world edible in order to define our lives.

Finding evidence of this age-old truth, Hostetter explores the politics of food practices of medieval English culture as illustrated in romance literature of the time in his new book, Political Appetites.

The Rutgers–Camden researcher affirms that the romance literature in England during the medieval period, conceived broadly from the ninth to the 15th centuries, shows how food and food practice reveal human aspirations, as well as an enduring struggle with the limits of human existence.

read more here @ Rutgers-Camden News

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