Faculty Fall 2022: Marissa Nicosia

Seasonal Tastes: English Literary and Recipe Culture, 1550-1750

Associate Professor of Renaissance Literature

The Pennsylvania State University, Abington College

Reading poetry alongside how-to literature, this project explores England’s intertwined literary and recipe cultures to consider flavor, time, poetics, and climate in the early modern period. By taking poetic and practical discussions of the seasons as its central focus, this study intervenes in recent debates in literary studies, food studies, and the interdisciplinary field of environmental studies.