Consuming the wor(l)d: A six course meal on gluttony

Jon Leon Torn

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Of all sinning bodies the gluttonous body is the most public. Personal narrative, mediated body image, and the imperialist politics of economic virtue are considered in turn to derive a hermeneutics of abundance to oppose the modernist regime of scarcity, which I tie to a gnostic metaphysics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-35
Number of pages11
JournalText and Performance Quarterly
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2006


  • Body Image
  • Capitalism
  • Georges Bataille
  • Gnosticism
  • Sin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Literature and Literary Theory


Dive into the research topics of 'Consuming the wor(l)d: A six course meal on gluttony'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this