CV Anke Klitzing

Research interests ORCID
Food writing, literature, media and communications; gastrocriticism; food culture, history and anthropology; literary nonfiction writing (food writing, travel writing, essays, memoirs, reportage) in theory and practice; modern British/American/Irish Literature; humour; Digital Humanities.

Academic Experience
Assistant Lecturer in Culinary Arts, Technological University Dublin, Ireland, since 2017

Ph.D. Culinary Arts, Technological University Dublin, Ireland, since 2018 
M.A. Management and Promotion of Gastronomic and Touristic Heritage, University of Gastronomic Sciences, Pollenzo, Italy, 2009 – 2012 
B.A. (Honours) – English Literature, Sociology, University College Dublin, Ireland, 2001 – 2004 

Teaching Experience
Technological University Dublin, School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology

  • TFCA 9007 Food Writing and Media (NFQ 9) – every Autumn since 2018
  • TFRM 9021 Postgraduate Research Methods (NFQ 9) – every Spring since 2018
  • TFGS 9022 Gastronomy and Culture (NFQ 9) – every Spring since 2020
  • TFGS 4022 Gastronomy 4 (Political Economy of Food) (NFQ 8) – every Spring since 2020
  • TFGS 3024 Gastronomy 3 (Food in Culture, Art, Media) (NFQ 8) – every Autumn since 2019
  • TFGS 2022 Gastronomy 2 (Sociology of Food) (NFQ 6/8) – every semester since Autumn 2017
  • TFGS 1022 Gastronomy 1 (History of Food) (NFQ 6/8) – every semester Autumn 2017-Spring 2021
  • MRKT 2433 Online Marketing and PR (NFQ 6) – every Spring since 2021
  • TFIT 2022 Information Technology (NFQ 8) – Spring 2019, Spring 2018 (discontinued)
  • TFIT 1022 Culinary Information Systems (NFQ 6/8) – every semester since Autumn 2017
  • TFFB 1022 Food and Beverage Service (NFQ 6/8) – Spring 2018

Designed, taught creative writing course Introduction to Food Writing in English, Berlin, Germany (Jan/Feb 2017)

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Conferences and lectures

2022  Dublin Gastronomy Symposium – session moderator, committee member, submissions editor (also 2018, 2020) 
2021  Conference of the Association of Franco-Irish Studies ‘New Beginnings’ – presented paper ‘Gastrocriticism – A New Approach to Reading (Irish) Literature’
2021  Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery – presented paper ‘Food and the Irish Short Story Imagination’ (also participant 2010, 2012, 2018, 2019, 2020)
2019  Craving Planet Earth: Food in Culture Past, Present and Future at Lucien Blaga University, Sibiu, Romania – presented paper ‘My Palate Hung with Starlight: A Gastrocritical Reading of Seamus Heaney’s Poetry
2017  Conversas Berlin, public talk on food writing 

Invited Talks
“From Eve’s Apple to Nora’s Heartburn: Studying Food in Literature.” Invited talk to Masters students at the University of Gastronomic Sciences, Italy, 25 November 2020. Available at:

Service to the academy and professional development
European Journal of Food, Drink, and Society – production editor, since 2021, Vol.1, no.1
Dublin Gastronomy Symposium – organising committee member, since 2018

Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery
virtual symposium and Kitchen Table Talks tech co-host, since 2020; OFS WikiClub co-host, since 2021
Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS), member, since 2020
Copyedited special edition Italian American History and Consumer Culture of Voices in Italian Americana: A Literary and Cultural Review. Vol. 21, No.1. Bordighera Press: New York, 2010.

Other Professional Experience
since 2013  Writer, Educator and Translator – freelance
2011 – 2016  Head of PR and operations manager, Slow Food Deutschland e. V., Berlin, Germany
2010 – 2011  Communications officer, La Spinetta winery in Barolo/Barbaresco, Italy
2010   Press officer, Slow Food International, Bra, Italy
2006 – 2008  General manager, La Taverna di Bacco, Wallace Calcio Ltd., Dublin, Ireland
2004 – 2006  General manager, Enoteca delle Langhe,  Wallace Calcio Ltd., Dublin, Ireland

Further study
2013 – 2016  Creative Writing Courses in English, The Reader, Berlin, Germany
2009  WSET Wine and Spirit Certificate, Advanced, Wineboard of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
2004 – 2008  Italian Language Course, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Dublin, Ireland