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Johnny Appleseed: As American As Apple Pie

With Katie Hargrave

In a project dubbed, “As American As Apple Pie,” collaborator Katie Hargave and I look to recontextualize the historical timeframe and popular understanding of Johnny Appleseed, who truly embodies the American ethos of re-vamping and re-writing histories for public consumption. We seek to make apparent the multiplicity of narratives and their evolution across time through the personage of Johnny Appleseed and the object which he has become patron saint: the apple.
We are interested in taste, memory, and diaspora. How has Johnny Appleseed's memory and the changing conception of the apple reference eachother? Does the difference in taste (from crab apples to heirlooms to red delicious) mirror the fluidity of Johnny Appleseed mythology?

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