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254. Food and Early Modern Women

Friday, 10 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Parlor C, Sheraton Chicago

Program arranged by the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women

Presiding: Mihoko Suzuki, Univ. of Miami

Speakers: Madeline Bassnett, Univ. of Western Ontario; Jennifer Davis, Univ. of Oklahoma; Laura Giannetti, Univ. of Miami; Carolyn A. Nadeau, Illinois Wesleyan Univ.; Dana Schumacher-Schmidt, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Session Description:

Scholars of literature and history working in Italy, Spain, England, and France, from the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries, will address the nature of the archive on women and food; the relations among local, national, and religious registers; food items as health and beauty remedies; cookbooks, politics, and history; and the role and status of female cooks.


  • Comparative Literature – General

  • Comparative Literature – Medieval and Renaissance

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