Appalachian Foodways scholar to host lecture at UNCA

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University of North Carolina Asheville

Elizabeth Engelhardt, a scholar and writer on food, culture and gender in the South, will present “In Praise of the Edges: Southern Food Studies from Appalachia to Texas” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 in UNC Asheville’s Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum. This event is free and open to the public.

Engelhardt is the author of A Mess of Greens: Southern Gender and Southern Food (University of Georgia Press, 2011) and Republic of Barbecue: Stories Beyond the Brisket (University of Texas Press, 2009), as well as a variety of other books on women and Appalachia. Most recently she served as co-editor of a collection of essays entitled The Larder: Food Studies Methods from the American South (University of Georgia Press, 2013). She is a board member of the Southern Foodways Alliance, and a founder of Foodways Texas. She is also professor and chair of American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

This lecture is sponsored by many UNC Asheville departments and programs: NEH Distinguished Professor of the Humanities, Endowed Professor of the Mountain South, University Programs, Chair of the History Department, and the Center for Teaching and Learning. For more information, contact Erica Abrams Locklear, associate professor of literature and language at UNC Asheville, at or 828.251.6592.


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