Food and Eating: From the Literal to the Metaphorical

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HARTS & Minds postgraduate journal

This call for papers invites submissions from postgraduates or early career researchers on topics relating to the subject of Food and Eating: from the literal to the metaphorical, for the next edition of HARTS & Minds, an online journal for students of the Humanities and Arts, which is due to be published in Autumn 2014.

Our previous editions, 'Against the Grain', 'Space and Place' and 'Death and Decay' can be found at and updates at

All submissions should include a short biography at the end, adhere to the guidelines available on our website and use the appropriate article template.

We accept:

 ARTICLES: An abstract (300 words) and draft article (around 6,000 words).
 BOOK REVIEWS: Around 1,000 words on an academic text that deals with the theme in some respect. This would preferably be interdisciplinary, but we will accept reviews of subject specific texts.
 EXHIBITION REVIEWS: Around 1,000 words on any event along the lines of an art exhibition, museum collection, academic event, conference etc that deals with the theme in some respect.
 CREATIVE WRITING PIECES: Original poetry (up to 3 short or 1 long) or short stories of up to 4,000 words related to the theme.

Submissions should be sent to by 1st July 2014 for Articles and 31st August for Creative Writing/Reviews.

Suggested topics:

• Eating words, digesting thoughts
• Feasts, ceremonial/ritual foods
• Music played at feasts
• Indulgence and gluttony
• Starvation and hunger
• Food as Sensual and Sexual
• Cannibalism, Vampirism
• Philosophy of eating
• Food as a weapon (poisons, throwing food in protest)
• History of food
• Food as healer/magical/transportative
• Edible art
• Food in art, literature, film, theatre, musicals
• Urban vs rural foods/ Places of eating
• Culture and Cuisine
• Consuming food as metaphor