‘Culinary Cultures’: the Symposium Programme

Fifth Biannual Northern Postcolonial Network Symposium:

Culinary Cultures: Food and the Postcolonial

York St John University

Friday 5th May 2017

Convenor: Dr Sarah Lawson Welsh (York St John University)

09.00 – Arrival drinks & registration (Arts Foyer, South Quad Hall)

09.30 – 10.00 Keynote speaker – Dr Andrew Warnes (University of Leeds), “Authentic Inventions?: Diasporic Barbecue and the Complex Afterlives of Colonial Myth“.

Panel One: Food and Identity 10.00 – 11.00

Lucy Dow (National Maritime Museum) ‘Race and the Nation in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century British Printed Cookery Books’

Astrid Schwegler Castañer (University of the Balearic Islands), “‘Tasting the Wide Ocean’: Planetary Conviviality against Tourists’ Consumption of a Commodified Exotic Elsewhere, in Simone Lazaroo’s Sustenance”.

11.00 -11.15 Coffee break 11.15 -12.45 ‘Cook up’ with Keralan food educator Sharmini Thomas  12.45 – Lunch (Arts Foyer)
Panel Two: Palestine on a Plate 14.15 -15.15

Sarah Irving (Edge Hill University) ‘Consuming Palestine: neo-colonialism and the promotion of Palestinian agricultural products’.

Shelley Angelie Saggar (Wellcome Collection), “Memories from my mother’s kitchen”: Extinction and anxiety in Joudie Kalla’s Palestine on a Plate‘.

15.15 -15.30 Coffee break

Panel Three: Food, Home, the local 15.30 – 16.30

Alecia Mckenzie (Caribbean writer) “Home Is Where the Food Is”

Razia Parveen (Independent scholar) ‘Food narratives of nostalgia: diaspora, matrilineality and identity’

Beth Kamunge (Sheffield University), ‘Local food will not dismantle the master’s house…?’

16.30 – Plenary with Speakers and Q&A

16.45-17.00 Event finishes

17.30 Drinks and dinner at local restaurant (optional)

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