Tag Archives: Jennifer Cognard-Black

Commencement à la Wordsworth

Tomorrow our students graduate and they will sing a school song that draws heavily on Wordsworth. The song also has an unexpected twist not intended by the author that always gets a laugh.

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The Making of a Literary Meal

A new anthology of “foodie lit” has recipes accompanying the poems, essays, and short stories.

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Reading and Eating – Interchangeable

There are many similarities between the act of reading and the act of eating. In literature about food, words are dishes to be savored

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Mutton Mouths and Butter Bodies

Jennifer Cognard-Black notes that food, being perishable, presents museums and historians with a challenge. To study what and how people ate, we must look for related artifacts, including written recipes.

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Books that Cook

Jennifer Cognard-Black        As I am out of town this week, I am asking colleagues in the St. Mary’s English Department to contribute articles to my website.  Jennifer Cognard-Black teaches a course called “Books that Cook” that is so popular that it has a two-year waiting list of students who want to get into it.   You […]

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