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Culinary Cultures: Food and the postcolonial

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York St John University

Lord Mayors Walk

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The Northern Postcolonial Network brings together staff and students working in postcolonial studies across the North of England to network and progress multi-disciplinary research in this area. This years Symposium: Culinary Cultures: Food and the Postcolonialism provides an opportunity to meet and discuss issues relating to the transnational flow of people, narratives and ideas relating to global food and postcolonialism.

We have two speakers at this event, Dr Andrew Warnes and Sharmini Thomas.

Keynote Speaker - Dr Andrew Warnes is a Reader in American Studies at the University of Leeds and has published several books and articles on the literature of the United States, and these works focus on Raymond Carver, Stanley Elkin, Richard Ford, Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Morrison, Henry David Thoreau and Richard Wright among many other canonical figures. In these writings he often dwells on the role of food and indeed of hunger in such literature, while my monograph Savage Barbecue (2008) chronicles barbecue's imperial etymology.

Sharmini Thomas brings a wealth of experience of working with the general public, with private and public sector clients including local schools and York City Council.

Event outline:

09.00 - Arrival drinks & registration (Arts Foyer)

09.30 - Conference commences
Keynote speaker - Dr Andrew Warnes (University of Leeds)

10.00 - Panel One - Food and Identity
Lucy Dow (National Maritime Museum) ‘Race and the Nation in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century
British Printed Cookery Books’
Astrid Schwegler Castañer (University of the Balearic Islands), "'Tasting the Wide Ocean': Planetary Conviviality against Tourists’ Consumption of a Commodified Exotic Elsewhere, in Simone Lazaroo’s Sustenance"

11.00 - Coffee break

11.15 - 'Cook up' with Keralan food educator Sharmini Thomas

12.45 - Lunch (Arts Foyer)

14.15 - Panel Two - Palestine on a plate
Sarah Irving (Edge Hill University) ‘Consuming Palestine: neo-colonialism and the promotion of Palestinian agricultural products’
Shelley Angelie Saggar (University of Leeds), "Memories from my mother's kitchen": Extinction and anxiety in Joudie Kalla's Palestine on a Plate'

15.15 - Coffee break

15.30 - Panel Three - Food nostalgia, diaspora and the ‘Local’
Alecia Mackenzie (Caribbean writer) "Home Is Where the Food Is"
Razia Parveen (Independent scholar) ‘Food narratives of nostalgia: diaspora, matrilineality and identity’
Beth Kamunge (Sheffield University), ‘Local food will not dismantle the master’s house…?’

16.30 - Plenary with Speakers and Q&A

16.45 - Event finishes

17.30 - Drinks and dinner at local restaurant (optional)

Location: York St John University. Quad South Hall and Arts Foyer
Time: 09.00 - 17.30
Price: FOC - booking is essential
Contact: Events - events@yorksj.ac.uk or 01904 876654

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