The Food for Thought Speaker Series presents Dr. Eric LeMay ’93 discussing “Eating with Your Pen: Food Writing as a Gallimaufry of Genres” on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 5 p.m. in Ellis 111.
LeMay, Assistant Professor of English in the Ohio University College of Arts & Sciences, will provide a tour of various delights culinary, literary, gastronomical, and aesthetic. His talk will offer a look into the world of food-centric, food-obsessed, food-foolish writers and artists.
LeMay is the author of Immortal Milk: Adventures in Cheese and the Web Editor of Alimentum: The Literature of Food. LeMay has taught writing at Harvard, Columbia, and the University of Chicago. He is currently on the faculty of the Creative Writing program at Ohio University, his alma mater. LeMay majored in Philosophy and graduated from the Honors Tutorial College in 1993. He serves as an associate editor for the New Ohio Review. He is also a host on the New Books Network. His work has appeared in The Paris Review, Gastronomica, Poetry Daily, the Best Food Writing series, and other venues.
Watch LeMay discuss cheese at http://www.goodreads.com/videos/9082-immortal-milk.
The Food for Thoughts Speaker Series is hosted by the Food Studies theme to further develop a campus community engaged in the study of food and society. This wide-ranging, interdisciplinary series with speakers from the humanities, social and natural sciences, aims to foster intellectual connections and academic conviviality. Conversation and comments will follow the presentations encouraged, of course, by food.