Food genres – Food, women and new imagery

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April 20th at 17:00 in your time zone

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History, sociology, and ethnology have so far played a key role in describing the relationship between women and food, neglecting, or overshadowing, the artistic and literary imaginary. The meeting is inspired by the volume Food Genres. Food, women and new imagery (Iacobelli editore), the result of the work of the Study Group of the National Literary Contest Lingua Madre, composed by Italian and foreign teachers to deepen the themes related to female migration.

Here, then, is the novelty of an approach that highlights new paths and representations, drawing a significant map of the transformations of women’s subjectivity and thought in our contemporary world. From the domestic environment to ecology, in the writings of women, food takes on a value that is a sign of something new. During the “Food genres” meeting, the speakers will propose thematic “as-sages”: from literature to art, from television series to the stories of migrant women writing in Italian for the Lingua Madre Competition.

In particular, thanks to the participation of the winner of the Slow Food Terra Madre Special Prize, awarded each year to the foreign author of the story most inspired by themes linked to food and its production, among those selected by the jury of the Competition. To rethink and reflect on issues that bring together the recent past and the suspended time in which we are all immersed.

Organized by the National Literary Contest Lingua Madre.


  • Corina Ardelean, writer, Slow Food – Terra Madre Special Prize in the National Literary Contest Lingua Madre 2020
  • Valeria Gennero, professor of Anglo-American Literature at the University of Bergamo and part of the CLM Study Group
  • Betina Lilián Prenz, writer, adjunct professor at various Italian universities, multimedia translator for Film Festivals and part of the CLM Study Group


  • Daniela Finocchi, journalist, essayist, creator and manager of the national literary competition Lingua Madre
  • Luisa Ricaldone, lecturer, essayist, Società Italiana delle Letterate, formerly University of Turin and part of the CLM Study Group

Introduces: Abderrahmane Amajou, Slow Food Migrants Coordinator

The event is part of the Terra Madre Salone del Gusto program

Cover image iStock Photo | Getty images | Alex Raths

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