Food as Central Narrative: Exploring the Surplus of Meaning (NeMLA 2024)

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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Beyond mere sustenance, food often serves as a rich source of meaning, symbolizing cultural, social, and psychological dimensions. This panel invites scholars to examine literary moments where food becomes an integral part of the narrative, exploring its multifaceted roles and its ability to facilitate storytelling. Papers discussing food as setting, symbol, descriptor, or as other literary devices welcome. Please submit a 250 word abstract directly to the conference website: