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Thinking Through Food: The Fruitful, the Meaty, the Hard to Stomach

Thinking Through Food: The Fruitful, the Meaty, the Hard to Stomach
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Time: Jul 9th, 9:45 am End: Jul 9th, 12:30 pm
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Lecture by Margaret Visser

The Jackman Humanities Institute is pleased to present a public lecture by Margaret Visser.

Thinking Through Food: The Fruitful, the Meaty, the Hard to Stomach

Margaret Visser writes on the history, anthropology, and mythology of everyday life. Her most recent book is The Gift of Thanks, published by HarperCollins. Her previous books, Much Depends on Dinner, The Rituals of Dinner, The Way We Are, and The Geometry of Love, have all been best sellers and have won major international awards, including the Glenfiddich Award for Foodbook of the Year in Britain in 1989, the International Association of Culinary Professionals' Literary Food Writing Award, and the Jane Grigson Award. In 2002 she gave the Massey Lectures on CBC radio, subsequently published as the best-selling book, Beyond Fate. Her books have been translated into French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. She appears frequently on radio and television, and has lectured extensively in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia. She divides her time between Toronto, Paris, and South West France.

Abstract: Wherever food is plentiful, modern behaviour relating to eating has become, in the humanities and social sciences, a lens through which “modernity” is tracked and analysed.  This is a very recent phenomenon: there was nothing to compare with it only thirty years ago.  Margaret Visser’s keynote address for the Jackman Humanities Summer Institute on the theme of Food will examine the study of the culture of eating, why it has assumed such importance, and the directions it is taking.

 

This event is free and open to the public.

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