CFP: [General] The Meaning of Food: Culinary Choices as Expressions of Cultural Values (RMMLA)
The Meaning of Food: Culinary Choices as Expressions of Cultural Values
2009 Rocky Mountain MLA Convention, Snowbird, Utah, October 8-10
As increasing numbers of artists and scholars turn their attention to the
ways that our food choices convey and contest personal and cultural
values, this panel seeks papers that analyze representations of food, food
production, and/or food ritual. What are the cultural implications of our
food choices? How does what we eat shape our environment? How have
individual and cultural sustenance patterns influenced us politically?
Historically? And what do representations of food choices demonstrate in
arts and literature?
The panel is open to discussions of the representation of food in fiction,
non-fiction, or film or to comparative approaches that engage with the
question of the meaning of food choices (or lack of choices).
Please email 300 word abstract by March 1 to Roula Kogos at
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