The multifaceted relationship between women and food in Western culture is captured by the Christian myth of the Fall narrated in Genesis with the episode of Eve and the apple. Eve’s sinful bite represents a key symbolic meeting between women and food in a long list of metaphorical meanings associated with the act of eating and ideas of femininity in the collective imaginary. Food and eating-related-activities, such as cooking and serving meals for the family, have often been seen as signifiers of something else in women’s lives: lust, affection, desire for emotional shelter and expression of frustration, to mention only a few of the nuances associated with food consumption.
CFP for AAS-in-Asia 2017 (June 24-27, 2017 at Korea University, Seoul, South Korea)
IN CONTEMPORARY ART
Ist International Symposium
December 1, 2016
Meier Auditorium (MACBA, Plaça Joan Coromines, Barcelona)
Women : Issues of Exclusion and Inclusion
Original research papers are invited for an edited book , proposed title: Issues of Exclusion and Inclusion
Scholars are invited to contribute their works in approximately 5000 words .
Please send your paper as Microsoft Word attachment as per the MLA guidelines of 7th Edition. Also submit an abstract (150 words approximately) and a brief bio note (100 words approximately).
Dr Alka Singh
Assistant Professor of English
Department of Humanities and Other Studies
Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University
Lucknow - 226012, U P, INDIA
Entangled Literatures and Cultures:
Systems of Relations, Intersections, Reciprocity
Under and Tuglas Literature Centre of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, Tallinn, Estonia
25-26 May 2017
From Naxalbari to Neoliberalism: Left Radicalisms in South Asia
Call for Papers: ‘Consuming Gender’
This special issue of Assuming Gender – an online, peer-reviewed academic journal from Cardiff University – seeks to explore the way gender is both presented and consumed through popular media and advertising. As Ann Herrmann points out in the article ‘Shopping for Identities’, commodities ‘are characterised by their dual nature: material composition and symbolic meaning’ (Herrmann 2002: 539). Consumer culture plays a significant role in constructing valid (and normative) identity categories with which consumers are encouraged to identify.
CEA 48th Annual Conference
March 30-April 1, 2017 | Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Caribbean Literature for our 48th annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org
We invite submissions to:
Boston University Romance Studies Graduate Conference 2017: Literature on the Verge
April 7-8, 2017
Boston University Photonics Center, Boston, Mass.
Keynote address by Françoise Lionnet, Harvard University