Professor of English Jennifer Cognard-Black Co-Edits New Book

Submitted by Lee Capristo on January 12, 2024 - 10:10 am
January 12, 2024
By Lee Capristo

Good Eats book cover

Professor of English Jennifer Cognard-Black edited with Melissa A. Goldthwaite, Good Eats: 32 Writers on Eating Ethically (NYU Press, January 2024). The collection features a diverse ensemble of award-winning writers, chefs, farmers, activists and educators who invite readers to consider what and why we eat, individually and collectively. Will Becker ’20 is one of the contributing writers, of “Men & Meat.” In a publisher's statement, Good Eats is described as a collection of "stories of real people—real bellies, real bodies—including the writers themselves, who seek to understand the experiences, cultures, histories, and systems that have shaped their eating and their ethics."

A Fulbright Scholar and the recipient of the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching (2020), Cognard-Black’s books include Narrative in the Professional Age (Routledge, 2004); Kindred Hands (Iowa University Press, 2006); Advancing Rhetoric (Kendall/Hunt, 2006); Books that Cook: The Making of Literary Meal (NYU Press, 2014); and From Curlers to Chainsaws: Women and Their Machines (Michigan State University Press, 2016), which won the gold prize from the Independent Publisher Book Awards. Cognard-Black has also produced two lecture series with The Great Courses: Becoming a Great Essayist (2016) and Great American Short Stories (2019), as well as a series of lectures on food and fiction for, Books that Cook: Food & Fiction (2021). 


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