The Food and Culture Panels of the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA) invites papers and panels for their annual conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Alexandria, Virginia from October 28-30, 2010. Abstracts deadline has been extended to June 30, 2010. Myriad factors shape our relationship with food. What we choose to eat, when we eat it, with whom we eat it, and how we eat it is influenced by technology, economics, politics, fashion, tradition, religion, and other aspects of culture. Scholars from all disciplines are invited to address the intersection of food and the human experience. Non-academic scholars and graduate students are encouraged to participate. Topics might include (but are not limited to) the politics of food, culinary tourism, gender and food preparation/consumption, food in literature, health and diet, food in advertising, and restaurant culture.
Submit a one page abstract and brief bio directly to the Food and Culture area chair at http://www.mapaca.net/confer/callForPapers.html . Prospective presenters may submit only ONE proposal to only ONE area. Multiple submissions will result in rejection of all proposals.
Jill Nussel, Ph.D.
Department of History
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
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