Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Conference Program



February 23-25, 2012

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

College of Fine and Liberal Arts

The University of Texas at San Antonio



Thursday, February 23

5:00 pm-8:00 pm ::: Registration

Inaugural Session

6:30 pm. Riklin Auditorium Frío Street Building 1.406

Professor Marita Nummikoski, Chair, Dept. of Modern Languages & Literatures

Opening Remarks

Dean Dan Gelo, College of Liberal and Fine Arts


Professor Christopher Wickham.

An Introduction to Talking about Food

Professor Renée S. Scott

University of North Florida

“Curb Your Appetite: Consumption and the Body in Latin American Women’s Fiction”

8:00 pm. ::: Reception (Cash Bar)

Friday, February 24

I Session :: 8:30 am-9:45 am

Panel 1. Politics and Food Durango Building 2.302


Jessie Travis, McMaster University

“Drink Me, Eat Me: An Examination of the Economies of Food, Consumption,

and Thatcherite Politics in Alan Hollinghust The Line of Beauty.”

D. Brian Anderson, College of the Mainland

“Cannibalism and Irony in Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic Fiction.”

James Girard

“Food in the Negative: Utility of the Body in Power Relations.”

Chris Frongillo, Florida Tech University

“Of Kings and Beggars: Food, Folk Culture, and Popular Dissent in Christopher

Marlowe’s Tamberlaine.”

Panel 2. Memorable Chefs Durango Building 2.304


Adrienne Kiki Aranita and Christopher Vacca, Bryn Mawr College

“Plating Pasts: Translations of Cuisine, Culture and Memory.”

Jenny Agnew, St. Louis University

“'Chasing Greatness' vs. 'The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef': A

Comparison of Grant Achatz's and Gabrielle Hamilton's Chef Memoirs.”

Friday, February 24

II Session :: 10:00 am-11:15 am

Panel 3. The Detective Novel in Spanish Durango Building 2.302

Chair and Organizer: Genaro J. Pérez, Texas Tech University

Jeffrey Oxford, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

“Food and Food Gathering as Status Symbols in the Detective Fiction of

Reyes Calderón Cuadrado.”

Genaro J. Pérez, Texas Tech University

“Un recorrido por las confecciones culinarias de Carvalho”.

Janet Pérez, Texas Tech University.

“Banquetes en dos hemisferios: El hombre que amaba a los perros, por

Leonardo Padura Fuentes”.

Panel 4. Significant Food in American Fiction Durango Building 2.304

Chair and Organizer: Jeff Birkenstein, Saint Martin’s University

Megan J. Elias

“Owen Wister’s Lady Baltimore: Who Will Pay for the Cake?”

Amanda Konkle, University of Kentucky.

“Toxic Intercourse: Ruth Ozeki’s Significant Food in All Over Creation.”

Jeff Birkenstein, Saint Martin’s University

“Food as the Foundation to Community in Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.”

Friday, February 24

III Session :: 11:30 am-12:45 pm

Panel 5. Contemporary Spanish Novel Durango Building 2.302

Chair: Carlos Ardavín, Trinity University

Alison Atkins, University of Virginia

“Mollejas, brotes de alfalfa y champiñones de lata: Food Practices and the

Everyday in Almudena Grande’s Malena es un nombre de tango.”

Melissa M. Culver, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

“La vida de hambre/el hambre de vida en dos novelas españolas de

posguerra: Nada y Nosotros, los Rivero”.

Barbara Blithe Ware, Keene State College

“The Pedro Carvalho Series by Manuel Vázquez Montalbán: A

Passionate Exploration of Cuisine and Contemporary Society.”

Panel 6. Post Colonial Eating Durango Building 2.304

Chair: Jack Himelblau, UTSA

Igor Cusack, University of Birmingham

“Tinned Sardines and Putrefied Yellow-Fin: Food in the Literature of

Equatorial Guinea.”

Ajayi Adewale, The Federal Polytechnic, Nigeria

“The Bar as Context of Life’s Bizarre Enactments in the Novels of Ben


Lunch Break

Friday, February 24

IV Session :: 2:30 pm-3:45 pm

Panel 7. More than Just Recipes: Spanish Cookbooks and the

Construction of Modern Spain Durango Building 2.302

Chair and organizer: María Paz Moreno, University of Cincinnati

María Paz Moreno, University of Cincinnati.

“Los sabores de la vida retirada. Recetarios de conventos y monasterios


Rebecca Ingram, University of San Diego.

“Mass-Market Cookbooks and a Spanish Bluestocking’s ‘Double Writing.’”

Lara Anderson, University of Melbourne.

“Nineteenth-Century Spanish Cooking Books: Combining Foreign and

Indigenous Cuisines.”

Panel 8. American Ethnic Food Durango Building 2.304


Nicole M. Stamant, Agnes Scott College

“Negotiating Aisles of Race, Gender, and Family through Food in Stealing

Buddha’s Dinner.”

Liang Ying, Beijing Foreign Studies University

“Sex, Food, and Ethnicity in Mei Ng’s Eating Chinese Food Naked.”

Anton L. Smith, Loyola Marymount University

“Eating to Live, Living to Eat: Consuming Passions and the Representation of

Soul Food in Afro-American Literature.”

Friday, February 24

V Session :: 4:00 pm-5:15 pm

Panel 9. Asian Perspectives Durango Building 2.302


Ankita Haldar, Jawaharial Nehru University.

“Savoury Narratives: A Gastronomic Exploration of Gender and Love.”

Kirsten Komara, Shreiner University

“Chiles and Cheese: A Culinary Look at the Kingdom of Bhutan.”

Panel 10. Hispanoamérica en España Durango Building 2.304

Chair: Malgorzata Olezkiewicz-Peralba, UTSA

Armando Chávez-Rivera, University of Houston, Victoria

“Domando a los esclavos: comida y castigos en la literatura cubana del siglo


Ana Fernández, Duke University.

“De asados con cuero, humitas, charque y mazamorras: el ‘menú’ del Chaco en la

‘mesa’ de El Imparcial”.

Rebecca Ingram, University of San Diego

“’El primer mapa gastronómico de España’: The ‘Slight Revolt’ in Ramón Gómez

de la Serna’s Gastronomical Humor.”

Friday, February 24

VI Session :: 5:15 pm-6:00 pm

Dining and Art: a Video Durango Building 2.302

Chair: Santiago Daydi-Tolson, UTSA

Mohammad Rezaei, Alberta College of Art and Design

“Taste Classifies the Classifier”

“Food and Art”, a video

Poetry Reading

6:00-8:00 pm

Saturday, February 25

VII Session :: 8:30 am-9:45 am

Panel 11. The Irish at Table and Other Eating Ways Buena Vista Building 1.312

Chair: Ninfa B. Kohler, UTSA

Tricia Cusack, University of Birmingham

“’Will the Little Puddings Be Split?’ Images of the Irish at Table in the Long

Nineteenth Century.”

Laura C. Pfeffer Waugh, Arizona State University

“’Crushing in the Winepress Grapes’: Leopold Bloom’s Artistic Revision of

History in James Joyce’s Ulysses.”

Merrianne Timko, Diversified Research Associates

“Exploring Lawrence Durrell’s Alexandria Quartet from a Culinary Perspective.”

Panel 12. Women and Food Buena Vista Building 1.318

Chair: Nancy Membrez, UTSA

Juli McLoone, UTSA

“Celebrating a Woman’s Place in America’s Bicentennial.”

Marjanne Oosting, University of Amsterdam

“Food in Esther Kreitman’s Der Sheydim-tants.”

Judy E. Perkin, University of North Florida

“Friendship and Baked Goods: Cooking and Eating as Love, Survival and


Saturday, February 25

VII Session :: 10:00 am-11:30 am

Panel 13. Teaching and Food Buena Vista Building 1.312

Chair: Gilberta Turner, UTSA

Marta Montemayor, San Antonio College

“El sabor de la cultura”.

Ana María Fox Baker

“Comida y tradición en México”.

Raquel Oxford, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

“The Meaning of Food: Teaching Culture and Cultural Identities.”

Laurel Smith Stvan, The University of Texas at Arlington

“Take it with a Pinch of Salt: Polysemy in Vernacular Discussion of Salt.”

Panel 14. Tamales y más Buena Vista Building 1.318

Chair: MaryEllen García, UTSA

M. Dustin Knepp, University of Central Arkansas

“Tamales and Tradition in Latino Children’s Literature.”

Hilda Velásquez

“La publicidad y la comida, elementos convergentes en la transmisión cultural:

una mirada a la publicidad dirigida a hispanos ”.

Susanne Kimball, UTSA

“Chile Queen”

Francisco Marcos-Marín, UTSA

“San Antonio Gastro-linguistic Landscape.”

Saturday, February 25

VIII Session :: 11:45 am-12:30 pm

Panel 15. Sentimental Gastronomy Buena Vista Building 1.312

Chair: Santiago Daydi-Tolson, UTSA

Lilianet Brintrup. Humboldt State University

“The poetry of Potato.”

Eliana Rivero, The University of Arizona

“Food Representation and Santiago’s Bodega: A Gastronomic Journal of Life’s


Buffet Lunch

1:00 pm

Double Tree Hotel