CFP: [18th] Reading and Writing Recipe Books: 1600-1800

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Michelle DiMeo
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Reading and Writing Recipe Books: 1600-1800
University of Warwick
8-9 August 2008
Keynote Speakers:
Margaret Ezell (English, Texas A&M University)
Mary Fissell (History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University)
Gilly Lehmann (Universite de Franche-Comte)
Janet Theophano (Folklore and Folklife, University of Pennsylvania)
This international interdisciplinary conference will provide a much-
needed environment that allows recipe book scholars to meet and discuss
important issues such as comparative methodologies and periodization,
thereby offering a key opportuninity to shape the course of future
research on this genre.
Proposals for 20 minute papers on any aspect of recipe book studies are
welcome, though we particularly encourage papers on the following topics:
Methodological essays from the disciplines of history of medicine,
literature, material culture, culinary history, etc.
Periodization of generic conventions
Possibilities of new scholarly directions (e.g. recipe books as life-
writing sources)
Editing recipe books for modern audiences
Evidence of larger cultural influences, such as gender, social status,
and geography
How manuscript and printed recipe collections relate to one another
Please send your 300 word proposal to one of the co-organisers:

Michelle DiMeo ( or Sara Pennell

The deadline for submission is 31 January 2008.

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Details on travel bursaries for students and junior faculty will be
updated on the website.

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