Southern Foodways Alliance 2018 Graduate Student Conference:
Food Studies Across the Disciplines
September 10-11, 2018
Call for Abstracts: DUE April 27, 2018 (Deadline extended from original April 13 date.)
The Southern Foodways Alliance, along with the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and the Graduate School at the University of Mississippi, announce a call for papers, multi-media projects, or short documentaries for a conference to be held on the campus of the University of Mississippi in Oxford, September 10-11.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Kyla Tompkins, Associate Professor of English and Gender and Women’s Studies at Pomona College, and author of Racial Indigestion: Eating Bodies in the Nineteenth Century.
We welcome original research or projects that engage with the broad topic of Southern foodways or agriculture. Suggested areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
■ Intersectional Southern identities (race, class, gender, sexuality, age, religion, etc.) grounded in foodways and/or agriculture
■ The role of foodways in Southern art or literature
■ Food system labor in the U.S. South
■ Immigrant foodways of the U.S. South
■ Critical analyses of contemporary Southern foodways
■ Social, historical, or ecological studies of Southern agriculture
■ Methodological approaches to Southern food studies
By Friday, April 27, please submit:
■ an abstract that describes the paper or project in under 200 words
■ CV or resume
■ a short biographical statement
Please address any questions and send all materials to Afton Thomas at afton[email protected].
Acceptance Notification and Conference Participation Fee:
Acceptances will be emailed the week of May 7. At the time of acceptance, invited participants will have 10 days to make a non-refundable conference participation fee of $25. Accepted participants’ final drafts of work to be presented at the conference are due Friday, August 3 by 5 p.m. CT.
Three meals during the conference are provided to each presenter at no additional cost. Travel to Oxford, Mississippi, and lodging costs are the responsibility of presenters.