Ramblings and cultural musings on travels and life in an engineered landscape.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Greetings from South Bend, Indiana
Greetings from beautiful and scenic South Bend, Indiana; I'm here for the Great Lakes American Studies Association annual conference and have been on campus all day. Here are some images of campus icons: Notre Dame is a gorgeous, self-contained campus; however, South Bend has nothing to offer. For example, when I and my traveling companions motored into town, we all had a hankerin' for some good local food. We drove around the downtown area for an thirty minutes and finally decided to eat at South Bend's favorite local dive, Burger King. This "town" has nothing to offer in the way of food.
Assistant Professor of Communication Arts at The Defiance College in Defiance, Ohio. My academic background is in English literary studies and history and I hold a Ph.D. in American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University. I am in the process of converting my doctoral dissertation *Foods That Matter: Constructing Place and Community at Food Festivals in Northwest Ohio* into a book manuscript. *Foods That Matter* examines the cultural practices surrounding foods presented at food festivals in Northwest Ohio. Finally, I am the father of two daughters who reluctantly accompany my wife, Michelle, and me on our culinary travels—you come too.