CFP: Food and Performance (4/1/07; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Laura Lindenfeld
contact email: 
Laura_Lindenfeld@umit.maine.edu

Text and Performance Quarterly

Call for Papers: Food and Performance, Food as Performance

Special Issue edited by

Myron Beasley, placePlaceTypeUniversity of PlaceNameChicago ,placeCityChicago, StateIL PostalCode60614
Kristin Langellier, Communication and Journalism, placePlaceTypeUniversity of PlaceNameMaine,
Orono ME 04469, placecountry-regionUSA, 207-581-1942;and
Laura Lindenfeld, Communication and Journalism, placePlaceTypeUniversity of PlaceNameMaine,
placeCityOrono, StateME PostalCode04469, country-regionUSA, 207-581-3850, [ mailto:Laura_Lindenfeld_at_umit.maine.edu ]Laura_Lindenfeld_at_umit.maine.edu.

The multidisciplinary field of Food Studies explores relationships among
food, culture, and society. Drawing on diverse theoretical and
methodological approaches, scholars have produced significant new
research over the past two decades ranging from everyday food practices, the gendering of feeding families, and the phenomenon of food television to the relationship of food to nationhood.

Performance studies has much to offer to contemporary food studies, and
this special issue will encourage and highlight the relationship between food and performance, and food as performance. We encourage essays that will attend to food as a complex system of performance practices and epistemologies. We are
particularly interested in essays that consider the performative and aesthetic aspects of food that also incorporates the “mixings” of race, class, power, sex, and sexuality with politics, history, and contemporary performance culture. Such topics
could include but are not limited to food as narrative, the performance of cooking, eating as ritual, and consumption and sex. Manuscripts from a wide range of interdisciplinary, theoretical, and methodological perspectives, including rhetorical,
feminist, ethnographic, performative writing, psychoanalytic, and historical, are encouraged.

Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the MLA Handbook for
Writers of Research Papers, 6th ed. (2003). To facilitate the blind,
peer review process, no material identifying the author(s) of submitted
manuscripts should appear anywhere other than the title page, which should include: (a.) the title of the paper, (b.) the author’s name, position, institutional affiliation, address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address; (c.) any
acknowledgments, including the history of the manuscript if any part of it has been presented at a conference or is derived from a thesis or dissertation; (d.) a close word count. The first page of the manuscript itself should include the title of
the paper, an abstract of 100 words, and a list of five suggested key words. Manuscripts should be double-spaced throughout and should be no longer than 9000 words, inclusive of notes and reference matter.

Manuscripts may be submitted via surface mail or via email. Authors
submitting via surface mail should send three (3) copies of the
manuscript to: Kristin Langellier, Communication and Journalism, placePlaceTypeUniversity of PlaceNameMaine, Orono ME 04469, placecountry-regionUSA, 207-581-1942

Authors submitting electronically should take special care to format
their documents in MS-Word in a PC-compatible version. Email the
document as a file attachment to Kristin_Langellier_at_umit.maine.edu. In the text of the email message, authors should specify “TPQ submission”
in the subject line and provide all identifying and contact information in
the body of the email. Submissions due dateYear2007Day1Month4April 1, 2007.

Laura Lindenfeld Sher
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication and Journalism and
The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center
5715 Coburn Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469

Laura Lindenfeld Sher
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication and Journalism and
The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center
5715 Coburn Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469

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