Research interests: the historical representation of food in literature; constructs of domesticity; feminist revisionism; observational literature.
Thesis title: Dining With Death: Commensality and the Politics of Consumption Between the World Wars.
Supervisor: Professor Marina Mackay.
My thesis scrutinises the societal mise en place that commensality performs in upper-class spheres. I am interested in the discursive function of dinner parties in twentieth-century British literature, with particular attention paid toward the transitional period between the World Wars.
Natalia Orenstein, 'Chewing Over Consumer Culture in 19th and 20th Century Novels', The Scattered Pelican (Fall Issue, 2022, pp. 23 - 38).