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ALISON PEARLMAN

Appearances
October 27, 2018, 2-3:30 p.m. Author book talk and signing for May We Suggest: Restaurant Menus and the Art of Persuasion at Pacific Food and Beverage Museum, 731 S. Pacific Ave., San Pedro, CA 90731.

October 20, 2018, 7:30 p.m. Book launch and signing. Author in conversation with Los Angeles Magazine food editor Garrett Snyder about May We Suggest: Restaurant Menus and the Art of Persuasion at Now Serving LA, Far East Plaza, 727 N. Broadway, Unit 133, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

April 20, 2018. Lecture. “Contemporary Adaptations of Asian Menu Styles in US Gourmet Restaurants.”
Conference title: Asian Chefs, Cuisine, and Restaurants in a Globalizing World. Organized by Dr. Samuel Yamashita, Pomona College, Pomona, CA. 

June 15, 2017. Lecture. “The Art of Selling Dinner in Pictures: A Field Study of Restaurant Menus in Los Angeles.” Annual joint conference of the Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS) and the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society (AFHVS). Hosted by Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA. 

April 15, 2017. Lecture. “The Transformation of Gourmet Restaurant Style in America.” Hosted by the Culinary Historians of Southern California, Pacific Palisades Library. 

June 18, 2016. In conversation with Dr. Jenni Sorkin (UCSB), “Art, Food, and Appetite: A Conversation Inspired by Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty.” Orange County Museum of Art. 

October 25, 2014. Lecture. “The Restaurant Menu in Four Dimensions.” Symposium title: A Feast for the Eyes: Gastronomy and Fine Print. Hosted by The Book Club of California, San Francisco, CA. 

May 29, 2014. Interview by host Eric LeMay for the New Books Network’s Food Channel, podcast, http://newbooksnetwork.com/alison-pearlman-smart-casual-the-transformation-of-gourmet-restaurant-style-in-america-university-of-chicago-2013-2/ 

November 14, 2013. Lecture. “Where Is the Diner in the Study of Restaurant Menu Art?” Conference title: Cuisine and Its Artification by Arts. Hosted by the Center for Archives, Montreal, Canada.

July 31, 2013. Live radio in dialogue with University of Manchester Professor of Sociology Alan Warde in London with Laurie Taylor, host of Thinking Allowed, for the BBC Radio 4, https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b037jbts 

June 9, 2013. Four-part interview with Luke Clancy, host of Culture File on Ireland’s RTE Lyric FM, http://culturefilepod.tumblr.com/post/57063708527/smart-casual-author-alison-pearlman-on-how

April 15, 2013. Lecture. “Smart Casual: The Transformation of Gourmet Restaurant Style in America.” Hosted by the University of Kentucky Visual Studies Forum. University of Kentucky, Lexington.

June 22, 2012. Lecture. “Lofts, Restaurant Open Kitchens, and the Creative-Artisanal Ideal.” Annual joint conference of the Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS); the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society (AFHVS); and the Society for the Study of Food and Nutrition (SAFN). Hosted by New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. New York City, NY.

April 20-21, 2012. Symposium panelist. “Art, Theory, and the Critique of Ideology, 1975-1995.” Organized by Thomas Crow and Jonathan Katz. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Williamstown, MA.

February 13, 2010. Session chair and panel moderator. Visual Culture Caucus panel entitled “Food Aesthetics.” Ninety-Eighth Annual Meeting of the College Art Association, Chicago, IL. 

February 23, 2008. Lecture. “The Interactive Work of Art in the Age of Antidemocratic Participation.” On panel entitled “Art after Democracy.” Ninety-sixth Annual Meeting of the College Art Association, Dallas, TX.

January 27, 2007. Lecture. “Chef Appeal.” On panel entitled “Reality TV.” Nineteenth Meeting of the Far West Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association, hosted by English Department, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.