Kara Walker, A Subtlety (redux)

Glenn Ligon, Narratives series

Obama’s Glenn Ligon

Glenn Ligon, “Untitled (“I Feel Most Colored When I Am Thrown Against A Sharp White Background”)” (1990)

Glenn Ligon, “Prisoner of Love Edition 1” (1992)

Glenn Ligon, “Malcolm X, Sun, Frederick Douglass, Boy with Bubbles” (2001)

The real House of the Seven Gables (history)

Order of nav bar
Order of recipe index
Front page is poorly organized
Historical background maybe separate from recipe
Have featured images be final dish not process
Use process images as instructions
Glossary not ordered
Title is bad
Color palate

Feeding America

Pioneer Woman

Ian Mosby

Smitten Kitchen


And of course, Recipes @ LMC

We’ll explore this installation piece during class.

A working document:

What, in particular, can be learned from a cookbook?

How can this particular thing be determined?

– Social conventions and relationships, incl. class and its implications.
– What foods have been eaten by different social groups, and their ideas aout nutrition.
– Local cuisine.
– Technology/tools employed.
– How people think about their food.
– Insights into family roles.
– Social events and customs.
… Pictures and context, textual apparatus.
– Manuscript cookbooks (passed down through generations) vs. print cookbooks
– Why is a recipe recorded or otherwise written down?
– What is included, what is not included?
– Not just ingredients and recipes, but also instructions.
– Which dishes were popular at a particular time,
– And how that changes in a family.
… Determined by number of recipes
… Attention to which ones were actually cooked
– Advertising cookbooks (published to promote specific product)
– Clues as to technologies employed; historical context
– Implicit and explicit messages
– Implicit: lifestyles of audience (e.g. vegetarian vs. meat)
– Explicit: Popular products actually referenced; corporate influence
… Pay attention to ingredient names, rationales, methods.
– Audience, based on timeframe, title, appliances (electricity, refrigeration, etc)
– Author: agenda? beliefs? values? tastes?
– Community cookbooks:
– Indicator of community’s values and foodways
– Local businesses
– Cultural patterns, LOOK COMPARATIVELY!!!
– See shifts in food culture, preparation

We’ll watch some of this talk in class tomorrow:

Reminder: Tomorrow we’ll be meeting at the GT Archives, located between the Hinman Building and the Crosland Tower. On this map, it’s the yellow pin:

On cannibalism at Jamestown.

More Jamestown skeletons identified (ca. Summer 2015).

Images from the original manuscript of Of Plymouth Plantation.

The official FAQ for the US Government’s Tribal Enrollment Process.

Today in class, we’ll be discussing the Roanoke colony and its documentation, including the set of engravings made by Theodore de Bry.

Here’s Roanoake in the news: The Roanoke Island Colony: Lost, and Found?

Here’s a good digital archive of the de Bry engravings: Picturing the New Word: The Hand-Colored De Bry Engravings of 1590. We’ll talk about the following:

This site, “Cultural Readings: Colonization & Print in the Americas,” also includes images of the de Bry engravings.