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Bayreuth Food and Language Talks

The Bayreuth Food and Language lecture series (BaFoLa) showcases linguistic research on food, regardless of subject languages, and takes place every last Friday of the month, 12:15-13:45 pm (CEST).

BaFoLa's inaugural round of presentations took place in winter 2021/2022. A second season is scheduled for summer 2022 (see below). Please send an email to sofia.ruediger@uni-bayreuth.de to request the Zoom link.

Program (Summer 2022)


April 29

Alla Tovares (Howard University) - Food and Poetics: Creating Multimodal Involvement and Social Meanings on TikTok


May 27

Ana Tominc (QMU Edinburgh) - Bananas – Bendy and Otherwise: Interrogating the Relationship Between Britain and the EU Through “Banana” Corpus Analysis


June 24

Keri Matwick (NTU Singapore) & Kelsi Matwick (University of Florida) - “Trailblazers”: Singapore’s Discourse Around Lab-Grown Meats


July 29

Tina Bartelmeß (University of Bayreuth) - Parental Conversations About Sugar in Online Forums: More Than Food Talks



Previous Talks


Season 1 (Winter 2021/2022)

Sally Wiggins Young (Linköping University) - Eating Sounds: At the Edges of Language, Food, and Bodies (October 29, 2021)

Hanwool Choe (University of Hong Kong) - Livestreaming and Vlogging as Digital Modalities to Eat Together and Eat Well (November 26, 2021)

Eva Lavric (University of Innsbruck) & Brigitte Seidler-Lunzer (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien) - Wine Tastings as a Genre in Expert/Non-Expert Communication and the Impact of Stance on Its Content and Structure: An Empirical Analysis (January 28, 2022)


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