September 26, 2010

Diane Tye: Women's Recipe Collections as Autobiography

On Wednesday, September 29, Diane Tye will speak about her new book Baking as Biography.  A Life Story in Recipes

This book is a daughter's exploration of her mother's life as revealed through her baking.  

The talk will take place at the University of Winnipeg - Room 1L07.  It will run from 2:30 p. m. to 3:30 p. m.   

This event is free, open to all, and is presented by IWGS.

Diane Tye has a PhD in Folklore from Memorial University, where she has been teaching since 1995.  She is also a long time supporter and past coordinator of Memorial University’s Women’s Studies Program.

Diane has been an active member of the Folklore Studies Association of Canada for more than 20 years.  She is a past president of FSAC and presently serves as associate English language editor for the association’s journal Ethnologies.

She works across a number of folklore genres, including foodways, custom and narrative, and teaches courses in research methodology.  She has published on subjects from bachelorette parties to Christmas mummering, contemporary legend and cultural understandings of regionally iconic foods like molasses.  
Most of her research has been located in Atlantic Canada and much of it centres on the uses women make of folklore in their everyday lives. 

Have a great day.  How can you miss - you're in Winnipeg!

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