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Dr Ruth Cruickshank's latest book explores food and drink in French literature

  • Date30 April 2020

Earlier this year Dr Ruth Cruickshank's latest book, exploring literary and theoretical responses to food and drink, was published with Liverpool University Press.

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The monograph, Leftovers: Eating, Drinking and Re-thinking with Case Studies from Post-war French Fiction, reveals how food and drink and representations of them carry a whole range of unthought-of meanings – psychological, ideological and historical – and explores how these can raise questions about power, identity and the values we incorporate as we eat and drink.

Dr Cruickshank explores such questions with first-year Liberal Arts students as part of their Cultural Encounters core course, and in CLC, Translation Studies  and French classes when representations of food and drink frequently crop up.


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