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5:30pm Four Course Meal

September 29, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Four Course Meal

For those who seek to bring a little food into their research, we propose the following four course meal. First, for those who like a little novelty in their cookbooks, we will be examining 19th-century domestic fiction. Next, a history of salt, milk and forks or, as we’re calling it, “the history of the world through a single food or food-related item” followed by a look at food and virtue and what each has to do with the other. We’ll finish up the series with a workshop centered on the theme of the 2017 Oxford Symposium of Food and Cookery: Food and Landscape. We encourage both scholars and non-scholars alike to partake of the readings and of the snacks. We seek also to engage the English-language community and thereby extend the network already established by a lively discussion group for francophone scholars and food professionals led by Julia Csergo of UQAM.


Meeting dates and time:

Last Thursday of every month: 17h30-19h30, at MISC 3463 Peel Street

Contact Alexia Moyer for more information alexia.moyer@mail.mcgill.ca


2-hour discussions. 15-minute context and presentation by session leader then discussion among attendees. A 10-minute slot reserved each meeting for attendees wanting to present work-in-progress. Potluck: bring your favourites!


Thursday September 29th

Domestic Fiction – session leader Alexia Moyer

Cohen, Kim. “True and Faithful in Everything: Recipes for Servant and Class Reform in Catherine Owen’s Cookbook Novels.” Culinary Aesthetics and Practices in Nineteenth-Century American Literature. Eds. Monika M. Elbert and Marie Drews. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. 107-122. Print.

McWilliams, Mark. “Good Women Bake Good Biscuits.” Food and the Novel in Nineteenth-Century America. Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2012. 75-108. Print.

Owen, Catherine. Ten Dollars Enough: Keeping House Well on Ten Dollars a Week; How It Has Been Done; How It May Be Done Again. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co, 1893. Internet resource.

Chapters 1, 3 and 29.



September 29, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


3463 Peel Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1W7 Canada
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