CFP: Food Panel @ PAMLA 2012 With Pens And Forks: A Frank Look At American Food Writing

full name / name of organization: 
Lyndsey Lefebvre, Cerritos College
contact email: 
llefebvre@cerritos.edu

CFP: Food Panel @ PAMLA 2012
With Pens And Forks: A Frank Look At American Food Writing

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association - Seattle University, Seattle, Washington, October 19-21, 2012

The power of current food journalists, such as Eric Schlosser and Michael Pollan, have influenced the quest for Americans to figure out ways to write about the plate for over a century. Considering the power of the food publishing industry, many voices are starting to influence the way that Americans cook, dine, and choose their foods.

This panel seeks to understand food authors and how they are connected and influence American cultural standards, which are often disconnected from mainstream food ideals. Possible paper topics are not limited to:

• Television Personalities and their cookbooks
• Food Scholars and their Philosophies
• The role of Food Writing in the Composition Pedagogy
• The influence of MFK Fisher and female foodies
• Cookbook writers and their craft
• The public and food media

Submit 500 word abstract and short bio to llefebvre@cerritos.edu

Scholars, graduate students, foodies and others interested in the intersection of food and culture are encouraged to submit.

Deadline to submit: March 31, 2012 on the PAMLA Website

http://www.pamla.org/

Presenters must join PAMLA for 2012 by May 1, 2012, and submit conference fees by September 15, 2012.

cfp categories: 
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
popular_culture
religion
theory
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond