Lebanon Valley College to Host NYU Director of Food Studies Initiatives

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Lebanon Valley College will host Dr. Fabio Parasecoli for a discussion on the food film genre and its impacts on identity and tradition.

ANNVILLE, PA (10/25/2016)(readMedia)-- Lebanon Valley College will host Dr. Fabio Parasecoli for a discussion on the food film genre and its impacts on identity and tradition. The event, which is part of LVC's Colloquium, will be Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. in Zimmerman Hall of the Suzanne H. Arnold Gallery.

Dr. Parasecoli, an associate professor and director of food studies initiatives at the New School in New York City, has a wide and varied background in food studies. He was born in Rome, Italy, and received his doctoral degree in agricultural sciences from Hohenheim University in Stuttgart, Germany. A former correspondent who traveled frequently to Asia to cover politics and culture, Dr. Parasecoli gradually shifted his professional focus to food writing as his career developed, and worked for many years as the U.S. correspondent for Gambero Rosso, Italy's authoritative food and wine magazine. He has a blog on the Huffington Post, and collaborates with U.S.-based and international organizations and institutions on food-related issues.

His talk will address questions, including: How do representations of food in film impact on the creation of shared memories? How do fictional narratives contribute to the construction of local and national identities, as well as to the emergence of invented traditions?

The College's 2016–17 Colloquium Series recognizes that memory is central to our identity as a species, and as individuals, cultures, and products of institutions. Speakers, films, and other events will explore: Have we truly measured the value of memory in all its aspects? What is the cost when memory-individual, social, cultural, and technological-is lost or irrevocably transformed? This year's Colloquium Series will investigate these questions and bring memory into view as a source of joy, fear, challenge, and inspiration.

Visit www.lvc.edu/colloquium for additional information and a schedule of events.

About Lebanon Valley College

Lebanon Valley College is a private, coeducational college founded in 1866 and dedicated to the liberal arts. The College offers 40 undergraduate majors plus self-designed majors and a range of minors, concentrations, and pre-professional options, as well as graduate degree programs in athletic training, business administration, music education, physical therapy, science in STEM education, and speech-language pathology.

The College has 1,608 full-time undergraduate students and 108 full-time faculty. Students can choose from more than 90 clubs and organizations, and 12 study abroad programs. LVC awards generous academic scholarships to those whose high school records demonstrate a commitment to challenge and achievement.