Book talk celebrating the work of CCA Book Prize Winner Professor Carla Cevasco (RU Department of American Studies)
Book: Violent Appetites: Hunger in the Early Northeast
Rutgers Academic Building WW
Seminar room 6051 (6th Floor)
15 Seminary Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Andrew Lipman (Colombia - Barnard)
Jennifer Anderson (SUNY Stonybrook)
Jack Bouchard (RU Department of History)
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Reception to follow.
For virtual participation, please register here: https://rutgers.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArceigrTovH9EaBhAHCmdjFjVlSweZooWm
Carla Cevasco reveals the disgusting, violent history of hunger in early northeastern North America. Native Americans and European colonists, locked in constant violence, repeatedly faced the pain of hunger and the struggle for resources, which would transform the meanings of hunger across cultures. Cevasco emphasizes the precarity of the colonial project as well as Native strategies of resistance to both hunger and colonial invasion. By foregrounding hunger, she breaks new ground, opening food studies to a study of scarcity rather than plenty.