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CFP: Eating Otherwise, Lancaster University, 28th February and 1st March 2015 Thumbnail

CFP: Eating Otherwise, Lancaster University, 28th February and 1st March 2015

Posted by Matt Foley on September 15, 2014 in News tagged with , ,

Eating Otherwise: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Food and Culture. 28th February - 1st March 2015 Lancaster University, Department of English and Creative Writing contact email: eatingotherwise.conference@gmail.com We are pleased to invite 250 word abstract proposals for papers or panels for the two-day interdisciplinary symposium on food and culture titled 'Eating Otherwise'. The conference will be held at Lancaster University, Department of English & Creative Writing on the 28th of February and 1st of March 2015. The main areas of investigation include but are not limited to: 

Eat me, drink me, love me: The dangers of eating in Gothic texts Thumbnail

Eat me, drink me, love me: The dangers of eating in Gothic texts

Posted by Dr. Jennifer Brown on December 15, 2012 in Guest Blog, Jennifer Brown tagged with , , , ,

Uncontrollable appetite is repulsive and taboo. It reminds us of our animalistic selves and incites a level of horror and fascination that is relished in Gothic texts and by readers of the Gothic. Gothic texts accord a power to all things oral that suggests something much deeper and darker is going on in our dealings with what we put in our mouths.