Guest Editors: Jillian R. Cavanaugh and Kathleen C. Riley
This special issue of the Semiotic Review looks at food as a signifying medium through which humans negotiate their material and spiritual existence. We seek to complicate the well-established tradition of using language as a semiotic analog of food—from Levi-Strauss and Douglas to beyond—by presenting works that look at how food and language are semiotically interconnected in new ways. While such interconnections may appear to develop naturally out of the shared orality of food and language or their spatial-temporal contiguity, it is clear that these interpolations take various forms across diverse social and cultural contexts.
Like all thematic issues, this issue will remain open to new essays and interventions, and there is thus no deadline for submission.