CFP: Edible Ideologies: Representing Food and Meaning (6/1/05; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Kathleen LeBesco
contact email: 
klebesco@mmm.edu

Edible Ideologies: Representing Food and Meaning

CALL FOR PAPERS

We seek submissions for an interdisciplinary collection devoted to the
examination of how representations (literary, filmic, artistic, etc.) of
food and foodways serve as vehicles for the transmission of ideologies
about gender, sex, race, class, age, ethnicity, disability, and a host
of other identity constructs. Essays that provide a comparative
analysis of multiple representations are preferred to those that examine
just one text, although the latter will be considered. All submissions
should go beyond a mere "close read" to discuss the social and political
context and implications of the meaning of the representations.

Possible topics for consideration include:

        * The politics of class, race and/or ethnicity as
represented in dietary practices or rituals;
        * The enforcement or resistance to religious ideologies
and/or codes of morality through food;
        * Food practices that challenge dominant ideologies and/or
cultural practice (i.e., cannibalism);
        * Food-related texts (i.e., culinary magazines, cookbooks,
food-related television shows) that reinforce or resist dominant
ideologies, including normative ideologies of sex and gender;

        * Literary, filmic and/or artistic representations of
contemporary debates about food and foodways (i.e., genetic modification
of food, the raw food movement, vegetarianism, organic food, etc.).

We encourage contributions from a variety of fields, including (but not
limited to) Art, Art History, Communication, Comparative Literature,
English, Film or Cinema Studies, History, Media Studies, Musicology,
Sociology, Theater, and Women's Studies. Submissions should not be
under review elsewhere, nor should they have been previously published.

Essays should be approximately 5000-6000 words in length and should
adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style. Please send completed essays as
MSWord attachment to both of the editors at klebesco_at_mmm.edu and
pnaccarato_at_mmm.edu by June 1, 2005. Expressions of interest prior to
the deadline are encouraged.

About the Editors: Kathleen LeBesco is Associate Professor of
Communication Arts at Marymount Manhattan College. Peter Naccarato is
Assistant Professor of English at Marymount Manhattan College.

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