CFP: Food and Memory

Calls for Submissions

The organizers of an international virtual conference on food and memory hosted by the European conference platform InMind Support are seeking submissions on the topic. Submissions are due by March 30, 2022.

The repertoire of suggested topics includes but is not restricted to:

  1. Individual experiences:
  • Food memories
  • Individual food preferences
  • Food and identity
  • “You are what you eat”
  • Food and emotions
  • Food and affects
  • Food and abjection
  • Food and sickness
  • Food and mental health
  • Food and the materiality of memory
  • Food and nostalgia
  • Food and/as trauma
  • Food and ecstasy
  • Food and/as epiphany
  • Food in dreams

    2. Interpersonal experiences:

  • Food and love
  • Food and sex
  • Food and caregiving
  • Food and poisoning
  • Food as a tool of communication

   3. Collective experiences:

  • Food, memory and tradition
  • Food habits
  • Food ceremonies and rituals
  • Food taboos
  • Food and religions
  • Food and language
  • Food symbolism
  • Food and cultural/social identity
  • Culinary nationalisms
  • Multiculturalism of contemporary cuisines
  • Food and fashion
  • Food and social status
  • Food and inequalities
  • Food and genocides
  • Postmemory of food

4. Esthetical experiences:

  • Food and memory in literature, film, theatre and visuals arts
  • Food-related literary and cinematic genres
  • Food in the media
  • Food esthetics in popular culture
  • Good taste

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