Tuesday, October 16, 2007

CFP: Reading and Writing Recipe Books: 1600-1800

CFP: Reading and Writing Recipe Books: 1600-1800
University of Warwick, UK
8-9 August 2008

CFP Deadline: Jan 31, 2008
CFP URL: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english/events/recipebooks/

This international interdisciplinary conference will provide a much-needed environment that allows recipe book scholars to meet and discuss important issues such as comparative methodologies and periodization, thereby offering a key opportuninity to shape the course of future research on this genre.

Proposals for 20 minute papers on any aspect of recipe book studies are welcome, though we particularly encourage papers on the following topics:
Methodological essays from the disciplines of history of medicine, literature, material culture, culinary history, etc. Periodization of generic conventions Possibilities of new scholarly directions (e.g. recipe books as life-writing sources)

Editing recipe books for modern audiences
Evidence of larger cultural influences, such as gender, social status, and geography
How manuscript and printed recipe collections relate to one another

Please send your 300 word proposal to one of the co-organisers:

Michelle DiMeo (m.m.dimeo@warwick.ac.uk) or Sara Pennell (s.pennell@roehampton.ac.uk)