Feasting Your Eyes: Food and Film

Schools of Public Engagement: Food Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Food and Film

Fall 2020

Taught By: Scott Barton

Section: A

CRN: 2188

Credits: 3

Why is food so common in movies? Why have food movies become so popular in the past few decades? This course examines how food, its production, its consumption, and the socio-political issues related to it have been represented in movies. Students will specifically look at how films illustrate the relationship between food and culture, sex, fantasy and fear. Narrative, visual, and symbolic uses of food will be explored and put in context within current popular culture. Learning Objectives In the class, the students will learn to: 1. Acquire or improve the skills necessary for the critical examination of movies and popular culture. 2. Identify contemporary uses of films to communicate messages about food, food intake, and body image. 3. Describe and evaluate the ways in which filmmakers use food in their work. 4. Acquire analytical tools to investigate food and its role in film from cultural, social, and political points of view."

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Food Studies (NFDS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:10pm 4/5/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: TBD

Building: Online Course

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/31/2020 - 12/19/2020