35.1 | Esther Eumann

“Kitchens Will Be Abolished”: An Exploration of How Traditional Female and Societal Norms Are Reisted Through Food in Brigitte Reimann’s Franziska Linkderhand and Karin Struck’s Klassenliebe This paper explores how traditional societal and female norms are resisted through food in Karin Struck’s Klassenliebe (1973) and Brigitte Reimann’s Franziska Linkerhand (1974). The role of food will be investigated through… Continue reading 35.1 | Esther Eumann

35.1 | Carla Kay

Remembering Eating: Cultural Memory and Identity Formation in Three Culinary Memoirs of the Middle East This paper examines three culinary memoirs of the Middle East from the past twenty years and highlights them as alternative media for transcultural identification and memory formation. By analyzing how authors align recipes, food memories, and personal narratives; and referencing… Continue reading 35.1 | Carla Kay

35.1 | Rianna Turner

A Case for Dairy and Grocery List Poetry In recent years, readers have revived interest in Anne Spencer, a New Negro Renaissance poet, activist, librarian and gardener from Lynchburg, Virginia. Most scholarly work on Spencer’s oeuvre has been done posthumously. In this paper, I read a grocery list, found in Spencer’s personal journals, for its… Continue reading 35.1 | Rianna Turner

35.1 | Margherita Orsi

Food as Agency in Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle The present study expands on the relationship between Shirley Jackson and food by discussing her last novel We Have Always Lived in the Castle (1962). The fifties and early sixties were a time particularly characterized by the housebound nature of American women, who… Continue reading 35.1 | Margherita Orsi

35.1 | Timothy K. Nixon

“The Joy It Promised”: The Dichotomous Deployment of Food in The Bluest Eye “‘The Joy It Promised’: The Dichotomous Deployment of Food in The Bluest Eye” considers the ways in which Toni Morrison incorporated foodstuffs into her first novel. The persistent references to alimentary items are inescapable in this work, so this essay attempts to… Continue reading 35.1 | Timothy K. Nixon

35.1 | Rita Mookerjee

Trio Marmelade and Hominy Grits: Gullah Traditions and Home Cooking in Ntozake Shange’s Sassafrass, Cypress, and Indigo Sassafrass, Cypress, and Indigo is a novel that focuses on an understudied community in the American South. Ntozake Shange uses food history, recipes, and rituals to acquaint readers with Gullah people. Works of fiction about the Gullah people remain… Continue reading 35.1 | Rita Mookerjee

35.1 | Psyche Williams-Forson

Chit’lins and Champagne: Food, Class and Sexuality in Ann Allen Shockley’s Loving Her In her novel, Loving Her, which was groundbreaking in its time for its illustration of interracial love between two women, Ann Allen Shockley uses food to reveal elements of African American Southern cultural identity, but also to elevate Black female self-expression and… Continue reading 35.1 | Psyche Williams-Forson

35.1 | Angela Brintlinger

Food and Patriotism in Russia from Domostroi to Viazemsky: The Case of Kvas This essay explores how one of the most ordinary Russian beverages, kvas, came to function in the Russian literary imagination. Looking at poets over the course of almost a hundred years—Kantemir, Trediakovsky, Derzhavin, and Viazemsky, from 1729-1827—I show that Russian attitudes toward… Continue reading 35.1 | Angela Brintlinger

35.1 | Foreword

By Kelly van der Meulen & Kees Müller FRAME 35.1 Literary Perspectives on Food attempts to do similar things as the above-mentioned anthologies, edited volumes, and articles in this issue. By contributing to the study of literary food representation, this edition of FRAME hopes to incentivise scholarly approaches to food in literature among our readers.… Continue reading 35.1 | Foreword