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)