The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies and the Southern Foodways Alliance, two University of Mississippi institutes, will host a graduate student symposium on Women, Work, and Food from Thursday September 12th – Friday September 13th, 2013, on the University of Mississippi campus.
Dr. Kimberly Wallace-Sanders of Emory University and author of Mammy: A Century of Race, Gender, and Southern Memory will present the Lucy Somerville Howorth annual lecture as the keynote address that launches the symposium. Her talk, entitled “Dishing up Dixie in the Post-Racial South,” will be held on the evening of September 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the Barnard Observatory Tupelo Room. The event is free and open to the public.
A welcome dinner prepared by Chef Felicia Willet of the Memphis restaurant Felicia Suzanne’s will be served beforehand on the 12th. Information on how to reserve one of the very limited number of free tickets to the meal will be available soon, so keep an eye out on our website and join us for both events and for all of the next day’s exciting panels (symposium schedule will also be forthcoming–watch this space!).
A member-supported non-profit, based at the University of Mississippi, we stage symposia on food culture, produce documentary films, collect oral histories, and publish compendiums of great writing. In the Atlantic Monthly, Corby Kummer dubbed the SFA “this country’s most intellectually engaged (and probably most engaging) food society.”