Critical Food Studies together with the University of the Western Cape (UWC), University of Pretoria (UP) and the University of Kwazulu-Natal (UKZN) will be a hosting the Virtual Humanities Conference on the dates 17 – 19 November 2021.
This virtual conference seeks to draw innovative humanities and creative work together in lively conversation. Humanities driven food studies is making steady inroads into food security studies domains that neglect human, cultural and anti positivist perspectives. By creating a platform for critical food studies driven by humanities, the visual arts and performance, this conference opens up critical thinking and creative expression about thee relations between food and the human both in and beyond South Africa.
Events will include panel discussions, dialogues, art exhibitions, demonstrations, pre-recorded performances. Note that both non-academic and academic presentations and genres are encouraged. One pivotal aim of the conference is to generate lively engagement among thinkers, artists, performers and food growers or makers.
The conference invites proposals from individuals and groups for panel discussions, dialogues, art exhibitions, demonstrations, and pre-recorded performances to address the below-mentioned themes.
Eating and food-buying practices in relation to identity-construction and symbolic capital
Food and anthropocene
Food advertising and branding
Food, pandemics and global shocks
Food, desire and satiation
Critiques of dominant food discourses
Food as metaphor and symbol
Indigenous knowledges and practice and food
Social histories of cuisines or food items
Food, taste, pleasure and affect
All submissions must include:
title of paper, name of author/s, affiliation/s, contact details of author/s, best matched theme, language - English, font - Arial, font size - 12, length - 300 words, no line spacing, 5-6 keywords, images may be inserted where relevant.
Desiree Lewis (University of the Western Cape), Relebohile Moletsane (University of Kwazulu-Natal) and Vasu Reddy (University of Pretoria)
Submission deadline - 15 September 2021
Notice of acceptance from 30 September 2021
Presenters to register and pay by 18 October 2021