The Cultural Studies Working Group is a collegial network that addresses issues on culture in the broadest sense: research can address everyday life and culture, cultural politics and memory culture, cultural phenomena like literature, music, food etc. History and the present are of equal interest. In many cases, the researchers work at interdisciplinary interfaces.
Bopp-Filimonov, Valeska (convenor)
Petrescu, Corina L.
Rusu, Mihai S.
An online meeting took place on 28 October 2023.
Mămăliga, Zacuscă, and their components. Gastronomic and linguistic myths in Romanian terminology and history of food
Alex Drace-Francis, Cristian Gașpar, Emanuela Grama (discussant), Valeska Bopp-Filimonov (chair)
TITLES OF THE PRESENTATIONS
“Cracking the Cucuruz, Parsing the Porumb: words for maize in Romanian and what we can learn from them”, Alex Drace-Francis
“Zacusca Debunked: Linguistic and Historical Notes on an Ethnogastronomical Myth”, Cristian Gașpar Chair: Valeska Bopp-Filimonov
Discussant: Emanuela Grama