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
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.