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11-13 April 2019




Faculty of Arts and Humanities, U.Porto - Portugal

Anfiteatro Nobre

Sala de Reuniões II

201 | 203




Lyman T. Sargent

Patrick Parrinder

Paulo de Medeiros

João Barreiros

Luís Filipe Silva

Alexandra Bento





Johanna Sinisalo (?)








ALIMENTOPIA / Utopian Foodways Project



An International Conference



To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the publication of Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, the 70th anniversary of Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four and the 50th anniversary of Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness, the ALIMENTOPIA Team invites fellow researchers to participate in More Meals to Come, an International Conference on Utopian/Dystopian Foodways. We are especially interested in multidisciplinary approaches bridging utopian studies and food studies within fields such as Literature, Linguistics, Culture, History, Nutrition, Psychology, Anthropology, and the Arts.


As the European Food and Nutrition Action Plan 2015-2020 shows, the issues normally raised regarding food relate to the economic and environmental sustainability of food production and to citizens’ health and well-being. However, the construction of an inclusive society forces us to look beyond food itself, namely at how food is related to human experience. Besides its more obvious political, economic, health and environmental implications, food can tell stories of migration, assimilation, resistance and social dynamics (through which identities, relationships and hierarchies are (re)produced). It accordingly plays a discreet but central role in imagining blueprints for an inclusive society.


ALIMENTOPIA / Utopian Foodways is a Project that aims to offer a multidisciplinary approach to the discussion about future conditions of food production and consumption through holistic and prospective utopian thinking, thus aiding the implementation of the emerging field of Food Studies in Portugal.



Organising Committee


Fátima Vieira

Iolanda Freitas

Jorge Bastos da Silva

Maria Luísa Malato

Maria Teresa Castilho

Marinela Freitas

Pedro Graça

Pedro Moreira

Rute Costa

Teresa Botelho

Joana Caetano

João Castro Santos

Marta Correia














We particularly welcome approaches that focus on the following topics of interest:

    Food and Speculative Fiction/Science Fiction

    Utopia, Food and Gender

    Utopia, Food and Ecological Crisis

    Utopia, Food and Difference

    Utopia, Food and Migrations

    Food as Intercultural Conversation and Form of Sociability

    Dystopia, Food Disorders and Transgressions

    Food Ethics and Utopian Diets

    Food (and) Aesthetics

    Food and Words



Utopia, Food, Future, Defoe, Orwell, Le Guin


Participations may be in one of the following formats: individual paper (20 min.), poster (10 min.), book presentation (10 min.), roundtable (90 min.).


Please fill in the form



For any queries, please e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject heading 'More Meals to Come Conference’.







Deadline for submissions: December 31st, 2018.

Confirmation of acceptance: January 20th, 2019.

Conference: April 11th, 12th and 13th 2019


Registration Fees:

Early bird registration: until February 28th, 2019

Fee: 75,00€

Student Fee: 50,00€


After February 28th, 2019

Fee: 100,00€

Student Fee: 75,00€

*Registration fees cover folder, certificate, coffee breaks and Friday's conference lunch.