The Diasporic Plate: Food in the Contemporary Diasporic World in Times of Crisis

The Diasporic Plate: Food in the Contemporary Diasporic World in Times of Crisis
Date
27 November 2020, 11.15am - 11 December 2020, 1.40pm
Type
Conference / Symposium
Venue
Online
Description


All times are in GMT

Mains
Recorded keynote addresses by Claire Chambers, Dee Woods, and Diego Zancani will be made available prior to the live discussions with them.

Interview with author Laila Wadia
Claire Chambers (York), “Literary Foodways in the Muslim South Asian Diaspora in Britain”
Dee Woods (London) “Routes and Rooted: Foods from Back Home as Cultural Heritage and Resilience in Diaspora Communities”
Diego Zancani (Oxford), “The Influence of Immigrants on the Appreciation of Italian Food in Britain and the U.S.A.: Two Case Studies”


Friday 27 November

11:15 Conference Welcome
11:25 Q&A with Diego Zancani (Oxford): “The Influence of Immigrants on the Appreciation of Italian Food in Britain and the USA: Two Case Studies”
The Dining Table
12:00 Taste in the City
What Happens on a Plate of French Food in London? The French Restaurant in London, 19th-21st centuries
Debra Kelly (University of Westminster)

12:20 Break

12.25 Food, History, Memory
The Social History of Gold Coast Food and Cooking from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-first Century
Brandi Simpson Miller (SOAS)
Boucheries and Louisiana’s Survival Recipes
Chase Cormier (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)
Romanian Ethnic Foods in Early 20th Century Philadelphia: Community Celebrations of Nostalgia
Raluca Rogoveanu (Ovidius University, Constanta)

13:50 Q&A


Saturday 28 November

11.30 Q&A with Claire Chambers (York) “Literary Foodways in the Muslim South Asian Diaspora in Britain”
Pre-recorded address available here - Passcode: x4#=N@nG

The Dining Table
12:00 Food, Literature and Transculturalism
Construction of Racialized and Gendered Diasporic Identities in Anita Rau Badami’s Can You Hear the Nightbird Call?
Asma Sayed (Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada)
Playing with one’s food (for thought): the food motif in French contemporary diasporic theatre
Agathe Torti Alcayaga (Université Sorbonne Paris Nord)
“Our Future is Apathy”: Fantastical consumption in a dehumanizing world
Astrid Schwegler-Castañer (University of the Balearic Islands)
“Home Food” in the Global Supermarket
Fiona Farnsworth (Warwick)

13.20 Break

The Dining Table
14:20 Food, Literature and Identity
The Power of Recipes: Culinary Practice as a Strategy to Deconstruct Arab-American Identity in Diana Abu-Jaber’s Crescent
Ishak Berrebbah (Coventry University)
Seeing the invisible: Food and transcultural identity in Tränen im Sand (2013)
Chiedozie Michael Uhuegbu (Vanderbilt University)
Food, Memory and Cultural Cognizance in the Diasporic and Transnational Writings of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Rituparna Mukherjee (Jogamaya Devi College Kolkata)
Hungry for a home in Susan Abulhawa’s ‘Memories in an Un-Palestinian Story, in a Can of Tuna’
Jessica Sanfilippo-Schulz (University of Leeds)

15:40 Q&A and Roundtable


Friday 4 December

The Dining Table
12:00 Food and Covid (1)
Italian Farmers and Migrant Farmworkers: Food Activism and Food Justice in the Time of COVID-19
Patrizia La Trecchia (University of South Florida) 
Coronavirus cookbook: How global pandemic is changing China's food landscape
Thomas David DuBois (Beijing Normal University)
Live to Eat: Impact of Covid-19 on Indian Fancy Food Habit and its Socio-Psychological Implications 
Rituparna Das (independent scholar)

Q&A

13:30-14:00
Q & A with Deirdre ‘Dee’ Woods (London): “Routes and Rooted: Foods from Back Home as Cultural Heritage and Resilience in Diaspora Communities”


Saturday 5th December

The Dining Table

11:30 Food and Covid (2)
The British Press, Sinophobia and Chinese Food Culture since 1900 
Ursula Kania and Victorina González-Díaz (University of Liverpool, UK)
Resisting Stereotypes of Chinese Foodways through Creative Expression by the Chinese Diaspora in the UK
Lucienne Loh (University of Liverpool, UK) and Ross G. Forman (University of Warwick, UK)

Q&A and Roundtable 

Break 12:15

13:00 Laila Wadia (Trieste) in Conversation with Patrizia Sambuco (IMLR), respondent Katia Pizzi (ICI London). 
Q&A

The Dining Table 
14:00-15:20 Gendered Food Identities 
At the Table with Giuseppina Torregrossa
Giovanna Summerfield (Auburn University)
Bodily Borders: making and becoming of an Indian Sylheti through the smell and taste of shidol
Tannishtha Bhattacharjee (University of California Santa Barbara)
Feeding the New Man: The Alimentation of Masculinity and Nation in Post-independence Mozambique 
Serena J. Rivera (University of Pittsburgh)
The Couscous Pot as Colonial Crucible 
Sylvie Durmelat (Georgetown University)

Q&A


Friday 11th December

The Dining Table
11:30 Food, Mobilities and Traditions 
What does asylum taste like? Notes on refugees, food and translation
Andrea Ciribuco (NUI Galway)
Their Tradition is Our Innovation: Insect-Eating and the Future of Food
Nora Castle (Warwick)

12:10 - 12:15 Break

Recipes, Resilience and Resistance: Cookbooks as black empowerment 
Marilisa C. Navarro (Thomas Jefferson University)
Asserting Indigenous Food Sovereignty through Art
Veronica Peredes (Lakehead University)
Trans-ethnic Performance and Pan-Asian-ness in Texas Foodways
Gina Tam and Tryne Vander Strate (Trinity University)

13:20 End


Organisers: Bryce Evans (Liverpool Hope University), Patrizia Sambuco (IMLR)


In collaboration with The Italian Cultural Institute in London 


All are welcome to attend this free event. You will need to register in advance to receive the online event joining link, which will be valid for any or all of the sessions. Please click on the Book Now button below to register.

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Contact

Cathy Collins
cathy.collins@sas.ac.uk
020 7862 8738