Call for Papers: Food and Utopia

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Utopian Studies<>, the interdisciplinary journal of the Society for Utopian Studies, seeks essays for a special issue on utopian foodways, broadly conceived. Essays which employ or revise theories of utopia and/or food practices of the last decade are especially welcome.

Topics might include, but are not limited to:

  • Food in intentional communities: production, preparation, consumption, clean up, and/or disposal
  • Food practices in literary works
  • Food author studies (e.g. Michael Pollan, Margaret Atwood, Barbara Kingsolver)
  • School gardens
  • Food and waste: alternative production, consumption, and/or disposal
  • Urban food production: allotments, rooftop gardens, aviary and apiary practices
  • Utopian/dystopian diets: whole foods, slow foods, raw foods, supplements, GMOs, heirlooms
  • NGOs and global food concerns

Essays should be no more than 7000 words, inclusive of citations according to Chicago Manual of Style, and submitted by April 30, 2014, to each of the special issue editors:

Etta Madden
Professor of English
Missouri State University

Timothy Miller
Professor of Religious Studies
University of Kansas

Lyman Tower Sargent
Professor Emeritus
University of Missouri, St. Louis