2014 Summer Course
Suzanne Berne will be teaching a creative writing workshop in India this summer as part of BC's International Summer Programs.
Writing Out of Place is three-week, three-credit course based in Mussoorie, a town in the Himalayas.
EN335: Food Writing in Paris - This creative writing workshop will take place in Paris, France. Drawing on the markets, restaurants, and food trucks of the city, students will explore the intersection between food and culture. We will consider the classic culinary traditions of Paris (and provincial France) that have shaped the way Parisians have eaten for centuries, as well as recent influences of the diverse immigrant groups making the city their home today. Students will write in a variety of genres from essay and memoir, where they’ll explore the way places shapes their thoughts on food and eating, to literary journalism, profiling the people, places, and ingredients representative of the Paris food scene today. Course readings will span a wide time period and include excerpts from Brillat-Savarin’s classic nineteenth century treatise on the pleasures of eating, The Physiology of Taste, to the works of MFK Fisher, deemed “the poet of the appetites” by John Updike, as well as journalists covering France and its food culture from the first half of the twentieth century to the present, including Elizabeth David, A.J. Liebling, Waverly Root, and bloggers David Lebovitz and Clotilde Dusoulier. (June 2014)