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Culinary civilization: the representation of food culture in Ford Madox Ford, Gertrude Stein and Virginia Woolf

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This thesis addresses the literary representation of food in the period from 1900 through 1945 in the work of Ford Madox Ford, Gertrude Stein and Virginia Woolf. Taking up nineteenth-century fascinations with sensual and aesthetic taste, these authors explore the implications of food preparation and consumption in Britain, America and France. They use representations of everyday culinary practices as a way to examine articulations of anxiety about the state of civilization, a fear that is ...

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University of Oxford

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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