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Literary Festival 3/31 - 4/1 2011
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The Newman University English Department presents:
11th annual Literary Festival & Scholars Day
Conference Description: Food is something we all think about every day—sometimes as scholars, and certainly as eaters. How have cultures been shaped by food production? How has food been used symbolically? What does it mean to eat? These and other questions will guide our discussions of the many meanings of food. Although the theme of the literary festival is “food,” the Scholars Day in which it is set encompasses submissions of work on any topic and in any format. Essays, poster presentations, and artwork from all disciplines are welcome and encouraged.
Keynote Speaker: Sandra Sherman, J.D., Ph.D. - "What Does Food History Teach Us About Us?"
Sandra Sherman is the author of The Invention of the Modern Cookbook (Greenwood Press), in addition to three other books and over 60 articles. Her expertise includes Restoration and 18th century literature, particularly the development of the novel, and the literary/cultural history of food, poverty, and finance. Sherman has been a professor of English at two universities and a senior attorney in several federal agencies. Currently, she is adjunct professor of English at Fordham University in New York City, and Assistant Director of the Intellectual Property Institute at Fordham Law School. She holds a J.D. and Ph.D. from Penn, and an LL.M in Intellectual Property Law from Fordham.
Guest/Newman Speakers: Prof. Sonja Bontrager, Dr. Bryan D. Dietrich, Dr. David Shubert
Sponsor: Eighth Day Books
Deadline for proposals on this or any literary topic: Monday, January 31st, 2011
Conference dates: Thursday, March 31st (keynote address) & Friday April 1st , 2011
Web site: http://www.newmanu.edu/literaryfestival
More information: E-mail Susan Crane-Laracuente or Julie Brin at Litfest@newmanu.edu
“All sorrows are less with bread.” -Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote