Dr Adele Wessell BA(Hons)(UNSW), PhD(UNSW) Adele Wessell is a Senior Lecturer in History in the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Southern Cross University, Australia. Her PhD thesis, 'History Making/Making History' was a transnational history of Columbus Day and Australia Day. Through an interest in environmental history Adele turned to the study of food, it's production and preparation. She has published on food as communication, nonhuman animals and tastescapes as an expression of the impact of eating on land use. For two years Adele worked in the Teaching and Learning Centre at Southern Cross University. This connection reflects a scholarly interest and number of publications on teaching, in particular on community engagement and community engaged learning.
Dairy chains: consumer foodways and agricultural landscapes, Coolabah (2011)
Food is significant as an agent of social change as well as being the subject...
Making a pig of the humanities: re-centering the historical narrative, M/C Journal (2010)
As the name suggests, the humanities is largely a study of the human condition, in...
Pig: a scholarly view (with Donna Lee Brien), M/C Journal (2010)
In George Orwell’s Animal Farm, the pigs infamously changed the law to read: “some animals...
Recipes for reading culinary heritage: Flora Pell and her cookery book (with Alison Wishart), ReCollections (2010)
Cookbooks are a wonderful example of material culture — they have historic and social value...
Rewriting the menu: the cultural dynamics of contemporary food choices (with Donna Lee Brien), Text (2010)
Caldera : narrative excursions (with Heather Wearne), School of Arts and Social Sciences (2003)
Faith-based homespace: Decoding good taste in a monastery (with Andrew Jones), Food as communication: Communication as food (2011)
Between alimentary products and the art of cooking: the industrialisation of eating at the world fairs - 1888-1893, Consuming culture in the long nineteenth century : narratives of consumption, 1700-1900 (2007)
There's no taste like home: the food of empire, Exploring the British world: identity, cultural production, institutions (2004)
Joseph Banks described the homesickness of sailors' aboard the Endeavour by saying that they suffered...
Timescapes: flooding and memory, Flood essays across the current (2004)
Floods are agents of both physical and psychological change. Their power to affect cultures and...
Writing home (sickness): a time and place for nostalgia, Caldera : narrative excursions (2004)
History making, making histories : traversing the boundaries between contesting and commemorating Australia Day and Columbus Day, PhD thesis, University of New South Wales (1999)
From 'training in citizenship and home-making' to 'plating up': writing Australian cookbooks for younger readers (with Donna Lee Brien), Ethical imaginations: Writing worlds: Ethical concerns and their implications in literature and writing: 16th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (2011)
In term of popular literature about young people, cookbooks purporting to address children’s obesity and...