Title of Abstract

“Flay Steak and Sautéed Fingers”

Session Title

Humanities and Fine Arts

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of English

Faculty Mentor

Dustin M. Hoffman, Ph.D.

Abstract

The short fiction, “Flay Steak and Sautéed Fingers,” will explore the childhood anxieties of sharing the contents of a lunchbox with classmates. Hannah Hearne is starting public school for the first time, endorsed by her father and condemned by her mother. The caveat, however, is to keep her lunch concealed, which is a cannibalistic delicacy. Focusing on scene building and interiority craft, the literary work will exemplify the fear and apprehension over revealing cultural norms and practices with those unfamiliar with them, using food as a vehicle for these worries. This short story will tackle the use of food as an expression of one’s cultural and socioeconomic background.

Course Assignment

WRIT 507 – Hoffman

Previously Presented/Performed?

World of Food Interdisciplinary Conference, Winthrop University, February 2019; Fifth Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors (SOURCE), Winthrop University, April 2019

Start Date

12-4-2019 1:30 PM

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“Flay Steak and Sautéed Fingers”

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The short fiction, “Flay Steak and Sautéed Fingers,” will explore the childhood anxieties of sharing the contents of a lunchbox with classmates. Hannah Hearne is starting public school for the first time, endorsed by her father and condemned by her mother. The caveat, however, is to keep her lunch concealed, which is a cannibalistic delicacy. Focusing on scene building and interiority craft, the literary work will exemplify the fear and apprehension over revealing cultural norms and practices with those unfamiliar with them, using food as a vehicle for these worries. This short story will tackle the use of food as an expression of one’s cultural and socioeconomic background.