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Project: A feast in words. Spanish and Hispano-American narrative prose from a culinary-intertextual perspective

01-JAN-06 – 31-DEC-09

Three major research items: -are culinary references gender determined items? (Base: a diachronic corpus of women and male writers) -The 'identitarian' function of food (case study: PortoRican and "nuyorican" writers. -The use of culinary metaphors to define fundamental concepts within de Latin-American culture. Two traditional clusters: culinary terms by describing the mix culture and the image of Latin-America as the territory of the cannibal.