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Traditions and Transformations Final Program (updated April 15, 2013)

Thursday April 18th
(campus events, conference attendees are invited)

Farmer’s Market 11:00-2:00
Sponsored by Center for Sustainability

Students Share Recipes and Food 5-6:45

Faculty Roundtable on Food-Related Research 7-8:30
UH 252
The full program for this event can be found here.Faculty Food Roundtable Flyer

Reception to Follow

Friday April 19th

Conference Registration 11:30-12:30 H223

Session One 12:30-2:00

Food in Historical and Material Contexts
Jilian Azevedo, UC Riverside, “American Foods in English Kitchens, 1600-1700”
E. N. Anderson, UC Riverside, “Constructing New Foodways in Medieval China”
Karl Squitier, CSU Long Beach, “Three Sort Of Forgotten Plants”
Amber O’Connor, Univ. of Texas, Austin, “The Habitus of the Tortilla: A Study of Identity Performance in Quintana Roo”
Chair: Joseph Gonzalez, CSU Fullerton

Food as Symbol in Literature and Film
Michael Bennett, USC, “’Let him whelm me no such weight’: Food, Fat, and the Alternative Heretic Narrative in Villette”
Lauren Bailey, CSU Fullerton, “’[U]pon the Subject of my Dyet’: Symbolic Value of Food and Eating in Gulliver’s Travels”
Kacie Wills, CSU Long Beach, “’Feasting upon Shakespeare’: Eating and the Formation of Keats’s Poetic Identity and Creative Process”
Yollotl Lopez, CSU Northridge, “The Power of Spice”
Chair: Gabriela Nunez, CSU Fullerton

Coffee Break 2:00-2:30

Session Two 2:30-4

Globalization and Domestication: Reading Food in Literature and History
Yichin Shen, CSU Fullerton, “Doing Business the American Way: Gastronomic Conflicts in ‘After Cowboy Chicken Came to Town’ by Ha Jin”
Ammanda Moore, CSU Fullerton, “Eating Chinese in Small Town America: Conflicts of Globalization in Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen by Marilyn Chen”
Susan B. Carter, UC Riverside and UC Berkeley, “How Chop Suey Came to Small Town America”
Chair: Kevin Lambert, CSU Fullerton

Food, Media, and Status
Sarah Hoffman, “Food Related Capability Deprivation”
Kathleen LeBesco and Peter Naccarato, Marymount Manhattan College, “Culinary Capital in the Digital Age: Food, Taste, and Social Media”
Holly Pearson, Chapman Univ., “Problematizing Authenticity, Food, Space, and Bodies: A Critical Intersectional Disability Spatial Approach”
Francesco Buscemi, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, “Cooked Communities: How Television Uses Food to Reinforce the Nation in Italy and Britain”
Chair: Craig McConnell, CSU Fullerton

Public Lecture 4:15-5:30
Marcy Norton, George Washington University, “Chocolate 1500-1650: Sensory Experience and Cultural Exchange.”

Reception & Screening of “Zergut” featuring a Q and A with one of the film makers, Natasha Subramaniam.
For more information about the film and the film makers, see their blog here.

Saturday April 20th

Conference Registration 8:30-9:30 H223

Session Three 9:30-11:15

Discourses of Health and Wealth
Michael S. Bruner, Laura K. Hahn and Nicole Sheldon, Humboldt State University, “Prop. 37 and the Debate over ‘Natural’ and ‘Healthy’ Foodways”
Marilisa Navarro, UC San Diego, “An Imaginary of Consuming Blackness”
Enrique C. Ochoa, CSU Los Angeles, “Feast and Famine: Corporate Wealth, Cultural Erasure, and Food Insecurity in Neoliberal Mexico”
Maria Elena Rodriguez, UC Davis, “Barriga llena, corazón contento: Globalization of the food system and the negotiation of cultural identity for women in Puerto Rico”
Chair: Christopher Farrish, CSU Fullerton

Lunch 11:15-12:45
Sponsored by the Liberal Studies Student Association

Plenary Session 1:00-2:30

Culinary Encounters
Kevin Dawson, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, “African-Fusion: Enslaved Women’s Saltwater Foodways and the Creation of Cultural Identities.”
Lok Siu, University of California, Berkeley, “The Food Truck Generation: Refashioning Taste and Sociality.”
Erica J. Peters, Culinary Historians of Northern California, “Food Studies and the Perils of Colonialism: Cosmopolitan Cuisine in Saigon and San Francisco, 1850-1910.”
Chair: April Bullock, CSU Fullerton

Session Four 2:45-3:45

Culinary Encounters: Student Perspectives
Jonathan Blakey, University Honors Program: History
Devin Davis, President, Liberal Studies Student Association
Ellen Davis, President, Liberal Studies Honors Society
Jessica Prichard, Liberal Studies
Scharde Vallone, University Honors Program: Journalism
Sponsored by the Liberal Studies Student Association

Coffee Break 3:45-4:15

Keynote Speaker 4:30-5:45
Lisa Heldke, Gustavus Adolphus College, “Restaurant Authenticity : and “Personal Authenticity”: Philosophical Reflections

Closing Reception 5:45-7


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