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Edited Collection on Dave the Potter: Slavery, Poetry, and Pottery

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Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 9:42am
Michael A. Chaney (Dartmouth College)

The editor invites chapter proposals for an edited collection exploring the work of Dave the Potter. Dave the Potter, or David Drake (ca. 1800-1874), was a nineteenth-century African American slave and potter who worked in Edgefield, South Carolina. In addition to making some of the largest hand-built pottery of the period, Drake incised writing onto his storage jars and pots—signatures, proverbs, couplets of poetry, and witticisms. Some of this writing is documentational, but much of it is proverbial and poetic. Overtly disobeying prohibitions against slave literacy, these inscriptions range in tone from the audacious ("I made this jar" or "Cash Wanted") to the absurd ("Making this Jar—I Had All Thoughts/Lads & Gentlemen—Never Out Walks").

[UPDATE] Digital (De-)(Re-)Territorializations - Abstracts now due December 15th

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Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 12:52am
Bowling Green State University and BGSU's Association for Textual and Literary Analysis Students

Digital (De-)(Re-)Territorializations
Hosted by Bowling Green State University
In association with BGSU's Association for Textual and Literary Analysis Students

Current Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Radhika Gajjala
Dr. Kris Blair

UPDATE Crossroads 7-8 June, 2012 Toulouse, France

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Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 8:15am
University of Toulouse

There are still a few places open at the International Conference on Crossroads (treating the English speaking world).

We invite proposals treating the many senses of the term "crossroads," whether physical or not: countries, regions, towns, roads, monuments, sanctuaries, inns, or pilgrimage sites , but also books, paintings, installations or performances. New forms of expression, federating ideas, political and cultural negotiations, cosmopolitanism, cross-fertilizations between the arts, and hybridization of forms and genres can be found at such sites of convergence.

Current Research in Speculative Fiction [CRSF] 2012

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Friday, November 25, 2011 - 6:49am
University of Liverpool

Monday 18th June 2012
University of Liverpool

Keynote Lectures from:
Professor David Seed (University of Liverpool),
Professor Fred Botting (Kingston University London)

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CENTRAL EUROPEAN MUSICIANS AND THE BIRTH OF FRENCH PIANO VIRTUOSITY

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Thursday, November 24, 2011 - 1:31pm
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini

CENTRAL EUROPEAN MUSICIANS AND THE BIRTH OF FRENCH PIANO VIRTUOSITY
International Conference

ROME, ISTITUTO STORICO AUSTRIACO AND VILLA MEDICI
11-13 OCTOBER 2012

http://www.luigiboccherini.org/frenchvirtuosity.html

Organized by
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Lucca/Pistoia
Istituto Storico Austriaco, Roma
Académie de France à Rome - Villa Medici

In association with
Palazzetto Bru Zane - Centre de musique romantique française, Venice
Haute École de Musique, Geneva

Transitions in Comparative Studies (University College Cork, Ireland 28-30 June 2011)

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Thursday, November 24, 2011 - 12:54pm
Comparative Literature Association of Ireland/UCC

The comparative gesture performs both the act and the question of transition between the terms compared. Understood as an intercultural practice, comparative literature may thus also be understood as both a transitive and transnational process – creating its own object/form of knowledge as it identifies and analyses lines of relation and exchange between literary cultures. When navigating between languages, it becomes critically engaged with the possibility and methods of such navigation. Meanwhile, interdisciplinary and inter-medial versions of comparative studies likewise centre about transitions which may themselves remain under-analysed.

The Vampire in Literature, Culture and Film

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Thursday, November 24, 2011 - 9:55am
Popular Culture Association (Boston, April 2012)

The Vampire in literature, Culture and Film area of the PCA/ACA is soliciting papers, presentations, and/or four-person panels on any aspect of the Vampire in literature, culture or film.
PLEASE EMAIL A 250-300 WORD ABSTRACT TO
Mary Findley
mfindley@vtc.edu
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15

Society for Utopian Studies Toronto October 4-7

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Thursday, November 24, 2011 - 8:50am
Society for Utopian Studies

CALL FOR PAPERS
THE SOCIETY FOR UTOPIAN STUDIES
37th Annual Meeting
October 4-7, 2012
Delta Chelsea Hotel
33 Gerrard Street West
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1Z4

Papers are welcome on all aspects of the utopian tradition - from the earliest utopian visions to the utopian speculations and yearnings of the 21st century, including art, architecture, urban and rural planning, literary utopias, dystopian writings, utopian political activism, theories of utopian spaces and ontologies, music, new media, or intentional communities.

The Institution of Literature: 250 Years of English Studies and Cultural Transfer (30 August - 1 September 2012)

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 5:50pm
Department of British Literature and Culture / Department of English Didactics, Goettingen University

2012 marks the 250th anniversary of the election of John Tompson as the first Professor of English at Goettingen University. His English Miscellanies was one of the first English publications ever in Germany, and was also the first anthology composed in an academic context for the purpose of the mediation of English literature and culture to German students of English. The Miscellanies was therefore an important watershed in the development of British-German literary and cultural transfer.

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