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From Gourmet to Gore: Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Delicatessen

Karen A. Ritzenhoff

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Cynthia J. Miller

Cynthia J. Miller is a Scholar-in-Residence at Emerson College, USA, and a cultural anthropologist specializing in popular culture and visual media. She serves on the board of the National Popular Culture/American Culture Association, and is Treasurer and Governing Board member of the International Association for Media and History, as well as Director of Communication for the Center for the Study of Film and History. She also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Popular Television. She is the winner of the James Welsh Prize for lifetime achievement in adaptation studies and the Peter C. Rollins prize for a book-length work in popular culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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What’s Eating You? : Food and Horror on Screen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Deathfugue (“Todesfuge”) by Paul Celan, translated by Michael Hamburger.In 1945, the Romanian-born Jewish writer Paul Celan wrote the “Death Fugue” (published as “Todesfuge” in German), using food imagery to depict the horrors of the death...

Death at the Drive-Thru: Fast Food Betrayal in Bad Taste and Poultrygeist

Cynthia J. Miller

Cynthia J. Miller is a Scholar-in-Residence at Emerson College, USA, and a cultural anthropologist specializing in popular culture and visual media. She serves on the board of the National Popular Culture/American Culture Association, and is Treasurer and Governing Board member of the International Association for Media and History, as well as Director of Communication for the Center for the Study of Film and History. She also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Popular Television. She is the winner of the James Welsh Prize for lifetime achievement in adaptation studies and the Peter C. Rollins prize for a book-length work in popular culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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What’s Eating You? : Food and Horror on Screen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Mario Cortini and Philip Nutman, “Profile: Peter Jackson: Master of Bad Taste,” Gorezone 5 (January 1989): 20.In 1976, the first McDonald’s arrived in New Zealand, beginning a gradual shift in the nation’s food consumption emphasis from...

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Cynthia J. Miller

Cynthia J. Miller is a Scholar-in-Residence at Emerson College, USA, and a cultural anthropologist specializing in popular culture and visual media. She serves on the board of the National Popular Culture/American Culture Association, and is Treasurer and Governing Board member of the International Association for Media and History, as well as Director of Communication for the Center for the Study of Film and History. She also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Popular Television. She is the winner of the James Welsh Prize for lifetime achievement in adaptation studies and the Peter C. Rollins prize for a book-length work in popular culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A. Bowdoin Van Riper

A. Bowdoin Van Riper is a historian who specializes in depictions of science and technology in popular culture. He is Web Coordinator for the Center for the Study of Film and History and an archivist for the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. Van Riper’s publications include Imagining Flight: Aviation in Popular Culture (2003), and A Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists and Inventors in American Film and Television (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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What’s Eating You? : Food and Horror on Screen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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... on the ghastly consequences of failing, at the wrong moment, to pay attention to those instincts. It begins with “Death at the Drive-Thru,” Cynthia J. Miller’s chapter on two cult films that mock our collective willingness to trade quality...
... often quoted formulation: “Like to Saturn, the Revolution devours its own children.”Jacques Mallet du Pan, Considerations on the Nature of the French Revolution and on the Causes That Prolong Its Duration (London: J. Owen, 1793), 90;...

Much Still Depends on Dinner: Cannibalism and Culinary Carnival in Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland

What’s Eating You? : Food and Horror on Screen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...As Margaret Visser remarks in Much Depends on Dinner, “[W]‌e echo the preferences and the principles of our culture in the way we treat our food … food shapes us and expresses us even more definitively than our furniture...

Dumplings: The Commodification of Cannibalism and the Liminal Condition of Consumption

What’s Eating You? : Food and Horror on Screen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...While international cinema is riddled with horror films exploring issues of food consumption and the taboos associated with what can and cannot be eaten—all in the service of implicitly advancing political and social commentary about...

Eat, Kill, … Love? Courtship, Cannibalism, and Consumption in Hannibal

What’s Eating You? : Food and Horror on Screen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In the preface to their seminal volume Foodways and Eating Habits (1983), Michael Owen Jones, Bruce B. Giuliano, and Roberta Krell stress that food and the rituals of eating reflect the “perceptions of the natural and social environment...

“You Are What Others Think You Eat”: Food, Identity, and Subjectivity in Zombie Protagonist Narratives

What’s Eating You? : Food and Horror on Screen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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... in Folklore/Cinema: Popular Film as Vernacular Culture, ed. Sharon R. Sherman and Mikel J. Koven (Logan: Utah State University Press, 2007), 197–220. In fact, one of the things that most distinguishes modern zombies as monsters (besides, of course,...

Consumption, Cannibalism, and Corruption in Jorge Michel Grau’s Somos lo que hay

What’s Eating You? : Food and Horror on Screen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Jorge Michel Grau’s 2010 film Somos lo que hay (We are what we are) focuses on a modern day cannibalistic family whose patriarch dies in the opening moments of the story, leaving his economically disenfranchised family the burden...
... sexual appetite and consumption of 302. In short order, 302 becomes a commodity—just, as the feminist complaint about objectification goes, some piece of meat.See Carol J. Adams’s exemplary study The Sexual Politics of Meat:...