Early Modern Food: Desire, Theory, and Innovation
Renaissances, Graduate Research Series
Stanford University, Division of Literatures, Cultures and Languages
November 2, 2015
Date of Presentation
For the first event of the Renaissances Graduate Research Series, "Early Modern Food: Desire, Theory, and Innovation," Molly Taylor-Poleskey, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at Stanford, and Ken Albala, Professor of History and Director of Food Studies at the University of the Pacific, will discuss Taylor-Poleskey’s dissertation chapter: "Dietary Theory and Practice at the Court of Brandenburg-Prussia" in the light of Albala’s project: "Japanese Food in the Early Modern European Imagination."
Molly Taylor-Poleskey uses food to understand the cultural program that shaped the consolidation of Brandenburg-Prussia in the 17th century, and explores the intellectual climate at court where dietary theory developed in line with the interests and ambitions of the ruler. In her discussion with Professor Albala, she wishes to reflect on the shaping of identity through food in the shifting cultural landscape of the early modern period.
Early Modern Food: Desire, Theory, and Innovation.
Paper presented at Renaissances, Graduate Research Series in Stanford, CA.