Feasting Your Eyes: Food and Film
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students
Department: Food Studies
Course Number: NFDS 3615
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Food Studies
  • Film
  • Cultural Studies
Why are food and eating so prominent in movies of all genres? Why have movies centered on food become so popular in the past few decades? How have film directors depicted the relationship of food to culture, sex, fantasy, and fear? This course examines food, its production and consumption, and related sociopolitical and emotional issues in relation to film. Narrative, visual, and symbolic uses of food are explored in the context of contemporary popular culture.
Course Open to: Degree Students