For my research paper, I have finally decided to explore the growing presence of men in the kitchen. In the past cooking was left for the women and wasn’t seen as very masculine, but somehow over time it has changed and in many households the men may even do the majority of the cooking. I would like to research how this came to be and how cooking has become to be more masculine especially how it is portrayed in some forms of media. I would also like to perhaps set up a comparison of male cooking shows to female cooking shows and how they differ in things such as theme, set, camera angles and the style in which it is edited for the final TV version.
ENGL 1102: Food and RepresentationSuper Size Me. Top Chef. Your favorite cooking blog. Today’s food culture carries significant linkages to the range of media forms that we encounter in our everyday lives. This course will help you sharpen your critical eye through the analysis of food-related texts, images, and other media from the 18th century to the present day. (Read more...)
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