(Feb. 23, 2010)--The UTSA Department of Modern Languages and Literatures will host the sixth "Interdisciplinary and Multicultural Conference on Food Representation in Literature, Film and the Other Arts" Feb. 25-27 at the UTSA Downtown Campus.
Organized by UTSA Professor Santiago Daydi-Tolson, the event features 24 national and international scholars presenting a wide variety of papers on the presence of food and food-related issues in literature and the arts.
Topics to be discussed in this year's conference include "Nostalgic Foodscape of Modern Taipei" by Wu Chien-Cheng of Durham University in the United Kingdom, "Food and Construction of Motherhood in Hindi Films" by Nirmal Kumar of Sri Vankateswara College in India, "The Raw and the Cooked: National Identities, Othering and Resistance in Linda Furiya's Bento Box in the Heartland and Ruth Ozeki's My Year of Meat" by Iris-Aya Laemmerhirt from the University of Heildelberg in Germany.
At 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, in the Buena Vista Street Building Aula Canaria (1.328), San Antonio chef Patrick Sante will discuss "Dining as Art: The Three Stars."
At 6:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, in the Aula Canaria (1.328), Steven Kellman, UTSA professor of English, will speak on "The Only Fit Food for a Man is Half a Lemon: Kafka's Plea and Other Culinary Aberrations."
From 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 27, the UTSA Downtown Campus Library will host a cookbook reading of Ramona Valdes' book "Cocina Practica" in Buena Vista Street Building Room (2.314). The book is a part of the "Highlights of the Laure Gruenbeck Mexican Cookbook Collection," curated by Juli McLoone, UTSA librarian for John Peace Library Special Collections.
The conference is organized by the UTSA Department of Modern Languages and Literatures with the support of the Department of History, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, and H-E-B.
For more information, visit the Food Representation in Literature, Film and the Other Arts Web site or contact Santiago Daydi-Tolson at 210-458-5186.
The UTSA Office of Veteran and Military Affairs is hosting a day full of outreach events and activities by the U.S. Navy as part of a larger Navy presence in San Antonio called Navy Week with various events in the community through Feb. 25.
Student Union Paseo and Convocation Center entrance, Main Campus
Join this interactive play that is a courtroom drama and the audience is the jury. Discussion and will follow.
Student Union, Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
Langston Clark, UTSA assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition will discuss exploring the historical context for the role of black athletes in contemporary social movements.
John Peace Library, Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
The UTSA African American Studies program invites speakers from the leading African American Fraternities and Sororities for a panel discussion of the history of each organization and to enlighten the audience about the community service, academic purpose, professionalism and ethical roots of each group.
Student Union, Mesquite Room (SU 2.01.24), Main Campus
MuTe Fest is a celebration of original music and technology. Three days of concerts, sessions, and informative lectures will offer a unique experience of musical works created by fellow UTSA students and the chance to gain valuable knowledge about music technology.
Art Building, Music Tech Lab (Arts 3.01.30B), Main Campus
UTSA Libraries hosts Assistant Professor Ian Caine for his lecture, Architectural Postcards from Space, as part of the popular Pizza + Research series. Pizza will be served while supplies last.
Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 2.304), Downtown Campus
The theme of this year’s symposium is Black & Brown Futures. The free event will give UTSA students and the community the opportunity to meet and hear national scholars talk about current research and academic trends relevant to the lives of African Americans in the United States.
Student Union, Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
Registration is open now for this family-friendly and dog-friendly run that supports the UTSA Alumni Association scholarship fund.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
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