We are pleased to invite you to a “MEATing” with the author of “A Certain Hunger,” Chelsea G. Summers, at the ASC!

Friday, May 24, 2024
4 PM

Hosted by students participating in the Food Matters course, the MEATing will be an opportunity to discuss a work of entertaining if gory fiction described by a NYT reviewer as “One of the most uniquely fun and campily gory books in my recent memory.” If you enjoy a problematic protagonist, a satire on foodie culture, and detailed accounts of procuring and cooking human meat, then this is a session for you!

You can get 3 OZN points for participating in this event.

Where?

American Studies Center
Dobra 55, room 2.118
(The building features some mobility accommodations: ramp and lift)

What?

“A Certain Hunger” has the voice of a hard-boiled detective novel as if metaphor-happy Raymond Chandler handed the reins over to the sexed-up femme fatale and really let her fly.”
The New York Times

“A Certain Hunger” explores desire, power dynamics, and obsession through the story of Dorothy Daniels, who moves through the culinary world of New York City with brilliant humor and an unabashed pursuit of pleasure. It delves into themes of sexuality, agency, and the complexities of human relationships, while offering an exceptionally entertaining narrative. With a blend of dark humor and vivid imagery, Summers invites readers to contemplate the nature of hunger—whether it be for physical pleasure, intellectual stimulation, or emotional fulfillment.

Who?

Chelsea G. Summers is a freelance writer, cultural critic, and sex worker advocate known for her insightful commentary on sex, gender, and society. She has written extensively on topics such as sexuality, feminism, literature, and politics, often through a provocative lens. She is a former academic and professor with Ph.D. training in eighteenth-century British literature. She was a columnist for the now-defunct ADULT magazine, and her work has appeared in VICE, Fusion, Hazlitt, The New Republic, Racked, and The Guardian.

News

Three NCN Sonata grants for ASC scholars

May 26, 2024

Three ASC scholars – Dr. Jędrzej Burszta, Dr. Ludmiła Janion and Dr. Joanna Mąkowska were awarded scientific grants in the Sonata 19 competition organized by the National Science Center (NCN)

Year 2023/2024

May 24: “Girl You Ate (Literally)”. MEATing with Chelsea G. Summers

May 24, 2024

We are pleased to invite you to a “MEATing” with the author of “A Certain Hunger,” Chelsea G. Summers, at the ASC! Hosted by students participating in the Food Matters course, the MEATing will be an opportunity to discuss a work of entertaining if gory fiction described by a NYT reviewer as “One of the most uniquely fun and campily gory books in my recent memory.” If you enjoy aproblematic protagonist, a satire on foodie culture, and detailed accounts of procuring andcooking human meat, then this is a session for you!

American Studies Colloquium Series

May 23: The Role of Different Media in Transgender Life Narratives: The Case of Kate Bornstein

May 23, 2024

We are pleased to invite you to the final lecture of the American Studies Colloquium Series in the 2023/2024 Spring semester! We are joined by Eveline Kilian, who will talk about Kate Bornstein – an American transgender activist, performer and writer.

Year 2023/2024

May 20-21: Steven Conn at The University of Warsaw

May 20, 2024

The American Studies Center and the Faculty of History are pleased to invite you to two lectures by Prof. Steven Conn! Prof. Conn will deliver a lecture titled Urban History and the Question of Scale at the Department of History and a lecture titled Demystifying Rural America at the American Studies Center.

Year 2023/2024

May 20: Becoming Something Else: Death and Disease in Video Games

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