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The Affect Project: Memory, Aesthetics, and Ethics

A Taste for Feeling – The Affect Project

January 28, 2016 — 

The Affect Project: Memory, Aesthetics, and Ethics

The Affect Project: Memory, Aesthetics, and Ethics

Call for Papers: A Taste for Feeling – February 25-26, 2016 – The University of Manitoba

This two day symposium will explore the intersection of affect and food in a cross-disciplinary dialogue. We are interested in proposals from all disciplines and presentations that include perspectives and evidence from art, literature, film, history, social sciences, medicine, agriculture, or any field that provides insight into the emotional dimensions of food, food production, food presentation, or food consumption. The Affect Project is a collaboration of researchers interested in the role of affect in culture and lived experience. Please submit abstracts (200 words or less) and brief biographies (100 words) to affectproject [at] umanitoba [dot] ca

Deadline for proposals: February 5th, 2016

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Consumption/appetite             Taste Synesthesia        Guilt/pleasure Politics of food

“The foodie”               Love/erotic food                     Surveillance/control

Gender and food Disgust       Childhood/family        Memory           Full/empty

Health/medicine                      Rituals             Food and oppression               Spirituality

Community/belonging            Performance                Eating your feelings    Sources of food

Exotic foods   Language of recipes    Food misfits   Photography/art          Social media


The Affect Project is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.


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