Session 5.2: Gastronomie, litterature, e société

         We opened the second day of the conference with a pair of concurrent sessions that highlighted the University of Toronto Mississauga’s unique ability to foster, as well as attract, multicultural communities and multilingual discourses. The second of two sessions exclusively dedicated to showcasing research conducted and presented in languages other than English, the papers in this next section of the proceedings are written in French.

          In “Cuisiniers et maîtres d'hôtel français dans la Suède gustavienne : domestiques ou artistes ?”, Charlotte Bellamy questions the status of French cooks and maîtres d'hôtel in Sweden during the Gustavian era.

          In «Le Gefüllte Kuchen chez Hélène Cixous: métaphore de l'oeuvre littéraire, recette de la transmission générationnelle entre femmes», Catherine Phillips analyzes the metaphoric possibilities of a particular dessert recurrent in Cixous’ writings, which illuminates general artistic and textual practices, the intergenerational transmission of knowledge between women, and the importance to the author of the German language and of linguistic plurality on both planes.