112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Food Studies II

Session Chair: 
Suzanne Dunai, University of California, San Diego
Session 10: Sunday 10:45am-12:15pm
RCC Meeting Room 4
Topic Area: 


  1. Veronique Olivier, Chapman University
    I would like to explore the links between Marguerite Duras' New Novel Moderato Cantabile and the food movement that arose around the same time. Just as the Anne, the heroine of the novel, rejects her bourgeois dinner by vomiting it, Duras rejects the norms of the classic novel.
  2. Myha Do, University of California, Davis
    The symbolic representation of sexual intercourse and eating brings together public and private issues. In this essay, I examine different types of consumption presented in Pu Songling’s short story, “The Magic Sword and the Magic Bag,” to draw out alternative ways of thinking about women’s position and agency in patriarchal societies.
  3. Rebecca Ingram, University of San Diego
    Two early twentieth-century cookbooks by canonical Spanish writer and noted feminist Emilia Pardo Pazán are centerpieces of an upper-division cultural studies seminar I teach at the University of San Diego. This presentation will discuss how teaching culinary and gastronomical texts makes possible nuanced conversations about existing cultural debates in Spain while complicating students’ ideas about gender roles, social class, and the urban/rural divide.
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