ARLINGTON - Food in literature and culture will be the focus of the UT
Arlington Department of English's annual Rudolph Hermanns Lecture Series Oct.
13-15. Eight scholars and professionals from across the country will be on hand
for the three-day event.
Many of the presentations are open to the public, including
independent scholar and author Catherine Field's look at food and identity in
the popular "Twilight" series on Oct. 14. Williams College professor and Gastronomica
magazine editor-in-chief Darra Goldstein will also give a talk Oct. 15 on "The
Visual Culture of Food."
The lecture series also ties in with celebrity chef Rick
Bayless' sold-out appearance at UT Arlington Oct. 14.
"Everybody can relate to food because everybody eats," said Amy
Tigner, assistant professor of English and this year's lecture coordinator.
"How much you think about eating and about food may vary, but the more
intellectual engagement we can have ... the more we can learn about ourselves."
In coordination with the lecture series, The Planetarium at
UT Arlington, 700 Planetarium Place, will present the film "Tortilla Soup" at
8 p.m. Oct. 13.
The Hermanns Lecture Series began nearly 30 years. Go to www.uta.edu/english/hermanns for
Lectures open to the public will be held in the sixth floor
parlor of the UT Arlington Central Library, 702 Planetarium Place. The schedule
is as follows:
"Unbitten Apple: Food, Identity, and Female Desire in Twilight" by
"Martha Stewart Minus the Jail Time: Hannah Woolley and the Ethics of
Restoration" by David Goldstein (York University).
"Breakfast" by Tim Morris (UT Arlington).
"The Hallelujah Diet: Radical Recipe For Culture Change?" by
Josephine Caldwell Ryan (UT Arlington).
"Food Culturing: A New Environmental Ethic?" by Allison Carruth
(University of Oregon).
"In Memory's Kitchen: Preserving and the World of Early English
Recipes" by Wendy Wall (Northwestern University).
"The Visual Culture of Food" by Darra Goldstein (Williams College).
Round table discussion with guest speakers.