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Food Cul­ture and Lit­er­ary Imag­i­na­tion in Ear­ly Mod­ern Italy
BuchcoverAs the long six­teenth cen­tu­ry came to a close, new pos­i­tive ideas of gusto/taste opened a rich counter vision of food and taste where mate­r­i­al prac­tice, sen­so­ry per­cep­tions and imag­i­na­tion con­tend­ed with tra­di­tion­al social val­ues, moral­i­ty, and dietetic/medical dis­course. Explor­ing the com­plex and evoca­tive ways the ear­ly mod­ern Ital­ian cul­ture of food was imag­ined in the lit­er­a­ture of the time, Food Cul­ture and the Lit­er­ary Imag­i­na­tion in Ear­ly Mod­ern Italy reveals that while a moral and dis­ci­pli­nary vision tried to con­trol the dis­course on food and eat­ing in med­ical and dietet­ic trea­tis­es of the six­teenth cen­tu­ry and pre­scrip­tive lit­er­a­ture, a wide range of lit­er­ary works con­tributed to a rev­o­lu­tion in eat­ing and taste. In the process long held visions of food and eat­ing, as relat­ed to social order and hier­ar­chy, med­i­cine, sex­u­al­i­ty and gen­der, reli­gion and moral­i­ty, plea­sure and the sens­es, were ques­tioned, test­ed and over­turned, and eat­ing and its plea­sures would nev­er be the same.
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Between mar­ket and myth: the Span­ish artist nov­el in the post-tran­si­tion, 1992–2014
BuchcoverIn its ear­ly tran­si­tion to democ­ra­cy fol­low­ing Franco’s death in 1975, Spain rapid­ly embraced neolib­er­al prac­tices and poli­cies, some of which direct­ly impact­ed cul­tur­al pro­duc­tion. In a few short years, the coun­try com­mer­cial­ized its art and lit­er­ary mar­kets, invest­ing in “cul­tur­al tourism” as a tool for eco­nom­ic growth and urban renew­al. The artist nov­el began to pro­lif­er­ate for the first time in a cen­tu­ry, but these novels—about artists and art historians—have received lit­tle crit­i­cal atten­tion beyond the descrip­tive. In Between Mar­ket and Myth, Vater stud­ies select authors—Julio Lla­mazares, Ánge­les Caso, Clara Usón, Almu­de­na Grandes, Nieves Her­rero, Palo­ma Díaz-Mas, Lour­des Ortiz, and Enrique Vila-Matas—whose large­ly real­ist nov­els por­tray a clash between the myth of artis­tic free­dom and artists’ will­ing recruit­ment or coop­ta­tion by mar­ket forces or polit­i­cal influ­ence. Today, in an era of ris­ing glob­al­iza­tion, the artist nov­el proves ide­al for exam­in­ing authors‘ ambiva­lent notions of cre­ative prac­tice when polit­i­cal patron­age and pri­vate sec­tor invest­ment com­pli­cate belief in artis­tic auton­o­my.
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