CFP NeMLA 2012 panel "Food and the French"

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Priya Wadhera / Adelphi University
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This panel will be held at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) annual convention in Rochester, NY taking place from March 15-18, 2012. We seek papers concerning food in French literary works of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, from Proust's madeleine to Barthes' steak frites and Nothomb's chocolat blanc. Whether in fiction or non-fiction, in selected passages or entire œuvres, food plays a pivotal role and we welcome submissions that explore this, allowing us to better savor the works as a whole. Please send inquiries or 250-500 word abstracts by September 30, 2011 to Priya Wadhera, Adelphi University,