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SATOR Conference to Explore Eating and Drinking in Literature

Vine and LakeThis fall, Hobart and William Smith Colleges will host the 2018 meeting of SATOR (Société d’analyse de la topique romanesque), organized around the theme “Eating and Drinking in Narrative Fictions.”

Founded in 1985, SATOR is an international scholarly society interested recurrent patterns in narrative fiction before 1800.

The 2018 conference — organized by Professor of French and Francophone Studies Catherine Gallouët, a member of the SATOR Scientific Board — will feature interdisciplinary presentations focused on cultural representations of food and drink, from the perspectives of various disciplines, such as anthropology, history, art, literature and more. The conference will begin on Monday, Oct. 8 and continue through Wednesday, Oct. 10.

Gallouët explains that the location of Hobart and William Smith at the heart of an important agricultural region, as well as a significant wine producing area, is an ideal setting for the theme of this year’s conference. “This area is witnessing a renewal associated with essential ecological values and the global ‘slow food’ movement. It is quite fitting that HWS host a conference where an interdisciplinary reflection on eating and drinking is the subject of reflection,” she explains.

Along with Gallouët, Assistant Professor of History Matthew Crow, Associate Professor English Laurence Érussard and Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies Courtney Wells serve on the 2018 SATOR Conference Committee at Hobart and William Smith.

For more information about transportation and accommodations for the event, visit the SATOR 2018 Conference page here.