Eating Englishness and Causing Chaos: Food and the Body of the Fat Man in R. S. Surtees' Jorrocks's Jaunts and Jollities, Handley Cross, and Hillingdon Hall

@article{Parsons2014EatingEA,
  title={Eating Englishness and Causing Chaos: Food and the Body of the Fat Man in R. S. Surtees' Jorrocks's Jaunts and Jollities, Handley Cross, and Hillingdon Hall},
  author={Joanne Ella Parsons},
  journal={Nineteenth-Century Contexts},
  year={2014},
  volume={36},
  pages={335 - 346}
}
  • J. Parsons
  • Published 8 August 2014
  • Art
  • Nineteenth-Century Contexts
In recent years the recognition of the importance of food history and scholarship have grown, but food, and in particular feasting, is also an integral part of the theory of Rabelais’s carnivalesque, as discussed by Mikhail Bakhtin, who acknowledged as early as the mid-twentieth century that ‘eating and drinking are one of the most significant manifestations of the grotesque body’ (281). In turn, R. S. Surtees’s work, with its hunting-focused narratives, has received limited scholarly attention… 
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