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The Food & Society Series

So seemingly mundane, food lies at the heart of the human experience. From the farm to the fork, food takes on social significance far outweighing the scholarly attention it receives. This sampling of speakers, films, and artifacts is intended to draw attention to some of the complex issues facing our society—and to whet the appetite for conversations to come—about what we eat, how we eat, and how our food is procured.

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Spring 2011

Lecture: "Beyond 'Eating Disorders': Why We Need to Re-think Everything We Thought We Knew"
Susan Bordo, Professor of English/Gender & Women's Studies
University of Kentucky
Monday, Mar. 14th, 6:00 pm
106 Pickard Hall, Reception at 5:30

Film: Como agua para chocolate [Like Water for Chocolate] (Arau 1992, 123 min)
Thursday, Mar. 17th, 7:00 pm, 106 Pickard Hall

Film: Last Supper (Bigert and Bergström 2005, 58 min)
Thursday, Apr. 7th, 6:00 pm
106 Pickard Hall
Facilitated discussion to immediately follow
Bob Baum, Associate Professor
Religious Studies Department
Reception at 5:30

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