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Devouring Men: Food, Masculinity and Power

United Kingdom
Organization: University of St Andrews
Categories: Graduate Conference, Interdisciplinary, Popular Culture, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy
Event Date: 2020-07-24 to 2020-07-25 Abstract Due: 2020-02-01


Devouring Men: Food, Masculinity & Power

DATES: 24-25 July 2020

VENUE: School of English, University of St Andrews


  1. Dr Emma Bond (Modern Languages, University of St Andrews)
  2. Dr Sam Goodman (English & Communication, University of Bournemouth)
  3. Dr Jeffery Stevenson Murer (International Relations, University of St Andrews)

The two-day conference will bring together academics, early-career and postgraduate researchers whose work addresses the, sometimes latent, sometimes overt, but always engaging intersections and connections between food, gender and/or power structures. It will also facilitate a discussion on cross-disciplinary methods and approaches to food studies.  

We encourage a wide interpretation of the conference title and its themes. Topics of interests may include, but are not limited to:

-Food, desire and sexuality

-Food and the politics of representation

-Food, nostalgia and memory

-Food, nation and empire

-Food, power and bodies

-Food, animal/human rights and ethics

-Food and the politics of space

-Food, male health and/or medicine

-Food, class and/or commodification

-Food, masculinity and the classical/ post-classical world

-Food, masculinity and science/technology

-Food, masculinity and the ‘future’

Please send abstracts of <300 words for 15 minute panel presentations, with a short biography and specification of audiovisual needs, to organisers Sohni Chakrabarti and Siobhan Dooley at foodconf@st-andrews.ac.uk. Deadline for submissions: 1 February 2020.

We expect to publish an edited volume from revised conference papers.

For any enquiries regarding the conference itself, please contact foodconf@st-andrews.ac.uk

This conference is made possible by generous support from the Modern and Contemporary research group, School of English and PGR Development Fund (University of St Andrews)




Sohni Chakrabarti &amp; Siobhan Dooley