Food Studies in Latin American Literature: Perspectives on the Gastronarrative (Food and Foodways) (Paperback)
Food Studies in Latin American Literature presents a timely collection of essays analyzing a wide array of Latin American narratives through the lens of food studies. Topics explored include potato and maize in colonial and contemporary global narratives; the role of cooking in Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz’s poetics; the centrality of desire in twentieth-century cooking writing by women; the relationship among food, recipes, and national identity; the role of food in travel narratives; and the impact of advertisements on domestic roles.
The contributors included here—experts in Latin American history, literature, and cultural studies—bring a novel, interdisciplinary approach to these explorations, presenting new perspectives on Latin American literature and culture.
Rocío del Aguila is associate professor of Spanish at Wichita State University.
Vanesa Miseres is associate professor of Spanish at the University of Notre Dame.
—Rebecca Ingram, University of San Diego