115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Food Studies II

Session Chair: 
Monique Mironesco, University of Hawaii, West Oahu
Session 2: Friday 10 – 11:30 am
Eiben 207
Topic Area: 


  1. Laura Wright, Western Carolina University
    This paper aims to further the trajectory of vegan studies as a mode of politically engaged scholarly inquiry via a theoretical examination of the overt focus on veganism and tacit fear of politicized eating that played a role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.  
  2. Heike Henderson, Boise State University
    Analysis of a culinary mystery by German author Ella Danz, Geschmacksverwirrung (Taste Confusion, 2012), that focuses on animals’ rights, factory farming and ethical food production. I will discuss the suitability of culinary crime fiction to explore troubling issues within the world of food, and how these texts can prompt readers to examine their food choices.
  3. Lee Skinner, Claremont McKenna College
    As Latin American elites strove to emulate the example of modernity and progress coming from Europe and North America, writers used food culture and customs to propagate the ideals of modernity alongside, and sometimes contradictory to, their notions of national identity. 
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