“Soul Food”: An online Panel Discussion

Certain foods and food rituals have been romanticized – often in relation to essential ideas about community, national identity, family life, or “the soul”. Yet, food does have the capacity to feed our more esoteric needs as many acknowledge – it is not simply a means of subsistence.
In this panel discussion, four writers/Intellectuals, who take food seriously – discuss their sense of (and misgivings about) the notion of “Soul Food”

“Soul Food”: An online Panel Discussion

Certain foods and food rituals have been romanticized – often in relation to essential ideas about community, national identity, family life, or “the soul”. Yet, food does have the capacity to feed our more esoteric needs as many acknowledge – it is not simply a means of subsistence.
In this panel discussion, four writers/Intellectuals, who take food seriously – discuss their sense of (and misgivings about) the notion of “Soul Food”

Virtual Humanities Conference

Hosted by Critical Food Studies together with the University of the Western Cape (UWC), University of Pretoria (UP) and the University of Kwazulu-Natal (UKZN)

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The website seeks to build a community of readers and contributors of writing artwork, poetry and photography who are interested in critical food studies from transdisciplinary perspectives. It provides an archive of critical work for established and emerging scholars, and also expands on existing archives of knowledge-making by opening up a platform for visual and creative work as distinct forms of “knowledge making”, and not merely as adjuncts to or illustrations. We aim for range, variety and difference and to cut across the usual divisions of genres.


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By focusing primarily on food cultures and politics in South Africa, this project seeks to strengthen analysis of food, society and culture in the global South and the global North. Recognizing that current globalization requires this transnational attention, the Project is committed to creating and strengthening a research community across disciplinary and geographical boundaries

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Embracing Contemporarity

‘Theorising and Living Our Feminist Futures’ by Patricia McFadden

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