Cooking shows and food-based media are prolific across media platforms. Not only do chefs have television shows on cable networks (Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel), they also have taken over streaming services (Netflix, Hulu) and YouTube channels. Chefs such as Anthony Bourdain, Bobby Flay, Rachel Ray, and many others have become major media celebrities. We are asking for conversation on the broad topic of food media.
Topics may include:
- Globalization and appropriation in American food media
- Popularity of food media within streaming mediums
- The role of food “gatekeepers” in culture and media
- Gender and leadership roles in food media
- YouTube and new media food projects
Proposals may be brief, but do be sure to describe the topic and key question(s) to be explored. Please submit your proposal by January 28th, 2019. If interested, please contact In Media Res (firstname.lastname@example.org ) with topic proposals or for more information about the theme. Be sure to include the name of the theme week you would like to be involved with in the subject line of the email.
Academics, journalists, critics, media professionals and fans are all welcome to submit proposals.
The actual piece will include either a 30-second to 3-minute clip, an image, or a slideshow that will be accompanied by a 300 to 350 word response to/contextualization of your clip, image, or slideshow. In addition to your piece, you will be expected to engage the other pieces presented that week to encourage discussion and further flesh out the individual topic in relation to the week’s theme.
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