Devouring Men: Food, Masculinity & Power

deadline for submissions: 
February 1, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
University of St Andrews

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR AN INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE

Devouring Men:

Food, Masculinity & Power

DATES: 24-25 July 2020

VENUE: School of English, University of St Andrews

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Dr Emma Bond (Modern Languages, University of St Andrews)

Dr Sam Goodman (English & Communication, University of Bournemouth)

Dr Jeffery Stevenson Murer (International Relations, University of St Andrews)

 

Devouring Men: Food, Masculinity and Power is a two-day interdisciplinary conference that examines masculinity and power through the lens of food. We hope to bring together academics, early-career and postgraduate researchers whose work addresses the, sometimes latent, sometimes overt, but always engaging intersections and connections between food, gender and/or power structures. It will also facilitate a discussion on cross-disciplinary methods and approaches to food studies. 

We encourage a wide interpretation of the conference title and its themes. Topics of interests may include, but are not limited to:

-Food, desire and sexuality

-Food and the politics of representation

-Food, nostalgia and memory

-Food, nation and empire

-Food, power and bodies

-Food, animal/human rights and ethics

-Food and the politics of space

-Food, male health and/or medicine

-Food, class and/or commodification

-Food, masculinity and the classical/ post-classical world

-Food, masculinity and science/technology

-Food, masculinity and the ‘future’

 

Please send abstracts of <300 words for 15 minute panel presentations, with a short biography and specification of audiovisual needs, to organisers Sohni Chakrabarti and Siobhan Dooley at foodconf@st-andrews.ac.uk. Deadline for submissions: 1 February 2020.

We expect to publish an edited volume from revised conference papers.

For any enquiries regarding the conference itself, please contact foodconf@st-andrews.ac.uk

This conference is made possible by generous support from the Modern and Contemporary research group, School of English and PGR Development Fund (University of St Andrews)