Actaeon, Artichokes, and Audrey II: Fear and Food in Popular Narratives

This manuscript is available for download here Abstract Food has a dual physical and sociocultural relationship to human life. This duality positions images of food as uniquely powerful when subverted in literary or aesthetic representations for the purpose of evoking what Joyce Carol Oates (1998) calls “aesthetic fear.” Drawing on symbolism primarily from Classical mythology, Western […]