FOOD STUDIES IN THE USA: NEW DIRECTIONS
THURSDAY 11 MAY, 16:30–18:00. School of English, University of Leeds
On May 11, the School of English at the University of Leeds is hosting a panel session in which three leading scholars in the vibrant field of US food culture studies will join in conversation and discuss their new research:
Dr. J. Michelle Coghlan is Lecturer in American Literature at University of Manchester and the author of Sensational Internationalism (2016). Her new project, Culinary Designs, “chronicles the rise of American food writing and the making of American taste in the long nineteenth century.”
Professor Elizabeth Engelhardt, incoming chair of American Studies at UNC Chapel Hill, is the author of many landmark food writings including A Mess of Greens: Southern Gender and Southern Food (2011) and the student collaboration Republic of Barbecue: Stories Beyond the Brisket (2009).
Professor Psyche Williams-Forson, chair of American Studies at the University of Maryland, is the author of Building Houses Out of Chicken Legs: Black Women, Food, and Power (2006). With Carole Counihan she is also the editor of the important collection Taking Food Public: Redefining Foodways in a Changing World (2011).
This panel is part of the AHRC Diasporic Everyday research network and the American Research Seminar at the University of Leeds. If you would like to join us, or find out more about the session or our network, please email Andrew Warnes at firstname.lastname@example.org.