Devouring Men: Food, Masculinity & Power

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


Devouring Men:

Food, Masculinity & Power

DATES: 24-25 July 2020

VENUE: School of English, University of St Andrews



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 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

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)