Tag: Aaron Hostetter

Medieval Period of The Green Knight Parallels Current Age of Crisis, Explains Professor

Medieval Period of The Green Knight Parallels Current Age of Crisis, Explains Professor

Aug. 10, 2021 By Tom McLaughlin The Green Knight opened nationwide on July 30, taking a new generation of moviegoers on an epic medieval fantasy adventure. As the story goes, Sir Gawain – lesser known than Sir Lancelot, but an important figure in the Arthurian cycle of stories, explains Aaron Hostetter – is confronted with […]

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Language of Love: Scholar Explains Origins of Valentine’s Day in English Literature

Language of Love: Scholar Explains Origins of Valentine’s Day in English Literature

Prof. Aaron Hostetter explains the origins of Valentine’s Day in English literature.

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Consumerism Has Always Driven Our Holiday Traditions, Says Researcher

Consumerism Has Always Driven Our Holiday Traditions, Says Researcher

By Tom McLaughlin From nonstop Christmas music, to elaborate store displays, and a steady stream of commercials, the unofficial start to the holiday season seems to come earlier and earlier every year. So has our consumerism finally gone too far? Not so fast, says Rutgers University–Camden researcher Aaron Hostetter. While we’d like to believe that […]

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Scholar’s Book Explores Politics of Food in Medieval English Romance Literature

Scholar’s Book Explores Politics of Food in Medieval English Romance Literature

By Tom McLaughlin Throughout civilized history, posits Aaron Hostetter, humans have rendered the material world edible in order to define our lives. “We are a collective of consuming agents, and our primary role as citizens of our culture is to use what we obtain, primarily through production and global trade,” says Hostetter, an associate professor […]

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You Are What You Eat: Senior Capstone Course Explores the Politics of Consumption

You Are What You Eat: Senior Capstone Course Explores the Politics of Consumption

By Tom McLaughlin It seems like people are using every means possible these days to make a political statement – but food? Actually, whether we realize it or not, food always makes political arguments, posits Aaron Hostetter, an assistant professor of English at Rutgers University–Camden. “Think about what we are trying to say when we […]

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