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The Hungry Eye: Eating, Drinking, and European Culture from Rome to the Renaissance

Leonard Barkan, Comparative Literature; Caroline Mangone, Art & Archaeology

October 26, 2021 · 6:00 pm7:00 pm · Zoom

Labyrinth Books; Humanities Council

Eating and drinking can be aesthetic as well as sensory experiences. The Hungry Eye takes readers from antiquity to the Renaissance to explore the central role of food and drink in literature, art, philosophy, religion, and statecraft. It is an erudite and uniquely personal look at all the glorious ways that food and drink have transfigured Western arts and high culture. We invite you to a conversation between the author, Leonard Barkan (Comparative Literature), and Renaissance specialist Carolina Mangone (Art & Archaeology).

Leonard Barkan is Professor of Comparative Literature at Princeton University. His books include Mute Poetry, Speaking PicturesUnearthing the Past: Archaeology and Aesthetics in the Making of Renaissance Culture; and Satyr Square: A Year, a Life in Rome. Carolina Mangone is Assistant Professor of Art and Archaeology at Princeton and the author of Bernini’s Michelangelo.

Online event, register here.

This event is presented by Labyrinth Books and co-sponsored by the Humanities Council

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