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Devouring: Food, Drink and the Written Word, 1800-1945

Devouring: Food, Drink and the Written Word, 1800-1945 is a one-day interdisciplinary devouringjpeg.jpgconference to be held on Saturday 8th March 2014 at the University of Warwick, UK, which invites researchers from any field with an interest in the culinary cultures of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to share perspectives on food, drink, consumption and literature and provides a space to open up dialogue about narratives that explore eating, drinking, reading and their worth.

At a moment when economic and ecological pressures herald a re-appropriation of the values of wartime thrift and Victorian domestic economy, Devouring is a timely examination of our relationship with food and drink.

This international conference is organised by Mary Addyman, Laura Wood and Christopher Yiannitsaros, who are all based in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick and is generously funded by the HRC.

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Call For Papers