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by Carly Schnitzler, Graduate Communications Editor

Bo McMillan, UNC Class of 2016, recently published an article entitled “Food is the New Jazz: Jack Kerouac and Food Writing” in the Winter 2018 issue of the journal Gastronomica. McMillan’s article, a modified version of his undergraduate honors thesis, discusses “how Kerouac understood, played with, and utilized food as a means of cultural comprehension and then—via jazz—cultural subversion within the “decline” of the West.”

McMillan, now a doctoral student in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, cites the crucial and gracious mentorship of UNC Department of English and Comparative Literature Associate Teaching Professor Henry Veggian in the development of his project on Kerouac and food. The research and influence of American Studies Professors Sharon Holland and Marcie Cohen “very much appear in the research” as well, says McMillan.

To read “Food is the New Jazz: Jack Kerouac and Food Writing,” click here.

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