CFP: Reading and Writing Recipe Books: 1600-1800 (1/31/08; August 08)

by Jessica C. Murphy

Reading and Writing Recipe Books: 1600-1800

University of Warwick

8-9 August 2008

Keynote Speakers:
Margaret Ezell (English, Texas A&M University)

Mary Fissell (History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University)

Gilly Lehmann (Universite de Franche-Comte)

Janet Theophano (Folklore and Folklife, University of Pennsylvania)

This international interdisciplinary conference will provide a much-needed environment that allows recipe book scholars to meet and discuss important issues such as comparative methodologies and periodization, thereby offering a key opportunity to shape the course of future research on this genre.

CALL FOR PAPERS:

Proposals for 20 minute papers on any aspect of recipe book studies are welcome, though we particularly encourage papers on the following topics:

  • Methodological essays from the disciplines of history of medicine, literature, material culture, culinary history, etc.
  • Periodization of generic conventions
  • Possibilities of new scholarly directions (e.g. recipe books as life-writing sources)
  • Editing recipe books for modern audiences
  • Evidence of larger cultural influences, such as gender, social status, and geography
  • How manuscript and printed recipe collections relate to one another

Please send your 300 word proposal to one of the co-organisers:

Michelle DiMeo (m.m.dimeo_at_warwick.ac.uk) or Sara Pennell (s.pennell@_at_oehampton.ac.uk)

The deadline for submission is 31 January 2008.

For more information, please see www.warwick.ac.uk/go/recipebooksconference

Details on travel bursaries for students and junior faculty will be updated on the website.

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