“Vertamae Grosvenor’s Revolutionary Recipes”—Courtney Thorsson

May 23, 2012
3:30 pmto4:30 pm

330 Hendricks Hall
Jane Grant Room
UO campus

FITF Works-in-Progress Series

“Vertamae Grosvenor’s Revolutionary Recipes”

Abstract: Professor Thorsson will be discussing her work in progress, “Revolutionary Recipes: Foodways and African American Literature.” “Revolutionary Recipes” argues that a group of African American poems, novels, and cookbooks construct race, gender, and class through culinary discourse. Thorsson’s talk will draw from “Vertamae Grosvenor’s Revolutionary Recipes,” the initial chapter of this project in which she seeks to establish a scholarly understanding of foodways through the writings of Vertamae Grosvenor, author of the 1970 cookbook Vibration Cooking: Travel Notes of a Geechee Girl.

Courtney Thorsson is an assistant professor in the Department of English at University of Oregon and a CSWS faculty affiliate. Sponsored by the Food in the Field Research Interest Group, UO Center for the Study of Women in Society.