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Food for Thought: the cultural significance of food in Film and TV texts
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7/15/2011 at 7:53:24 PM GMT
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Food for Thought: the cultural significance of food in Film and TV texts

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Panel/Workshop Title:

Food for Thought: the cultural significance of food in Film and TV texts.


First Name

Peri


Last Name

Bradley


Organization

Southampton Solent University


Email Address

periart21@aol.com


Summary

Food for Thought: the cultural significance of food in Film and TV texts. Food can be considered as one of the absolute essentials of life and its prominence on both cinema and TV screens in contemporary culture reveals its inherent significance to both the physical and social body. It has only recently become a valuable and coherent area of inquiry for cultural studies and the social sciences and this panel will further investigate its importance by considering representations of food on Film and TV. By exploring the relationship between food the body and culture it is intended to contextualise and analyse how it is used as narrative device, conveyor of meaning and articulation of desire in Film and TV texts. Areas of study can include; the gendering of food; food and class; the politics of food; food and obesity/anorexia; food and control; celebrity chefs; the ethics of food; food and desire; food and national identity; modes of consumption; food and health; food and community; the psychology of food; food and its correlation with the body; food and the abject. Please send abstracts of 250-350 words and author bio to Peri Bradley at p.bradley@bournemouth.ac.uk by August 5th 2011. Contributors will be advised by August 15th 2011.



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