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2013-2014 Chicago Area Food Studies Working Group

Spring 2014 programs

We are excited to present three foreign language feature films that each take food as a central theme.  The film screenings will be moderated by faculty in food studies, languages, and cultural studies.  We will focus on the use of food as cultural representation, personal identity, and historical subject.  Screenings will take place in the Institute for the Humanities, 701 South Morgan, Lower Level Stevenson hall at 3pm.  Each screening will be followed by a reception featuring film inspired cuisine. The receptions will be free but please register so we know how many people to expect.

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          Tuesday, January 29, 2014

            "Tampopo" (1985, Japanese) at 3pm

          Cancelled. To be rescheduled.

            "Zemlya" ("Earth", 1930, Soviet) 

          Tuesday, March 11, 2014

            "Babette's Feast" (1985, Danish) at 3pm

Fall 2013 programs

The UIC Institute for the Humanities is proud to host a special series, "New Research in Food Studies."  Food Studies is rapidly becoming an important field of research in the humanities. Inherently interdisciplinary, food studies addresses a range of issues including the history, culture, politics, of food as well as questions of environment, agriculture, globalization and social justice.

This fall the Institute for the Humanities will bring three young scholars to campus to highlight new and creative work being done in the field of food studies.

          Thursday, October 3, 2013

             Tore Olsson, Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee

            "Food, Farms, and Global Poverty:  Rethinking the History of the Great Revolution"

          Thursday, October 31, 2013

             Amanda Logan, Assistant Professor, Northwestern University

           "Challenging the Scarcity Slot:  Building Alternate Archives of Food Security in West Africa"

          Monday, November 18, 2013

             Angela Jill Cooley, Assistant Professor, Minnesota State University, Mankato

            "Let Them Eat Politics:  Food, Power, and Poverty in the Civil Rights Era"

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