Thursday, March 22, 2012
The Language of Food: Exploring Representations of the Culinary in Culture
The Language of Food:
Exploring Representations of the Culinary in Culture
Friday, April 13 at 8:30am
Carl A. Kroch Library Lecture Room, Level 2B
Saturday, April 14 at 8:30am
Physical Sciences Building Room 401
Brillat-Savarin asserted that what we eat speaks volumes about who we are. This conference pushes the axiom further, asserting that it is not only what we eat, but also how we represent nourishment in art, literature, and visual culture that provides critical information. We will examine how food and representations of the culinary function as a sort of language.
The language of food, at once material and abstract, permits us to approach intangible meanings through the study of concrete objects and media. Organized around this general topic, we seek to explore the artistic, literary, historical, and sociological perspectives that use the culinary as a means to understand culture.
Please note that all conference events will be limited to the first 75 attendees. A complete schedule and registration is available at: