Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson

Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson

ppf1@columbia.edu
Professor
Phone: 
+1 212 854 5622
Room: 
609 Knox
Office Hours: 
By appointment
Areas of Interest: 
Cultural Sociology, cuisinology
Education: 

Ph.D., Columbia, 1967

Biographical Note: 

Priscilla Ferguson's work ranges from analysis of the literary field in France to studies of the post-revolutionary French novel through explorations of an emerging national culture in France over the 19th century. Her books, Literary France: The Making of a Culture (1984) and Paris as Revolution: Reading the 19th-century City (1994), focus on the institutions of French and especially Parisian culture., Accounting for Taste: The triumph of French cuisine (2004), examines the elaboration and institutionalization of cuisine and gastronomy as prime components of French identity. Word of Mouth (2014) adopts a comparative perspective to consider the many texts, from ads to literature, films and television shows, that make food so central , and so chracteristic, a concern in the 21st century.

Publications: 

Blogs etc on Word of Mouth

1.       Word of Mouth : What we talk about when we talk about food           http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520273924

2.     Pg. 99: Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson's "Word of Mouth"
    <http://americareads.blogspot.com/2014/07/pg-99-priscilla-parkhurst-fergusons.html>
  * The Page 99 Test:    <http://page99test.blogspot.com/2014/07/priscilla-parkhurst-fergusons-word-of.html>              //Word  of Mouth/

3.      http://americareads.blogspot.com/2014/07/cover-story-word-of-mouth.html

       4.     Huffington Post July 2014 Consuming Country  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/priscilla-parkhurst-ferguson/consuming-country-food-on_b_5564811.html

5.     Link to NPR  interview KERA (West texas)  http://www.kera.org/2014/08/26/the-language-of-food/

       6.     Contexts  article on Competitive Eating  8/14  http://contexts.org/articles/summer-2014/inside-the-extreme-sport-of-competitive-eating/

7.     Zester Daily  “Soapbox” Cooking vs chefing   http://zesterdaily.com/?p=50465  Cooking vs chefing 9/14