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Monday, November 28, 2011 - 12:34pm
SUNY Council on Writing

Call for Proposals "Sustainability and Writing"
SUNY Council on Writing Annual Conference
Fashion Institute of Technology – SUNY, NYC, March 30 – 31, 2012


Friday Evening Speaker: Jeff Vandeberg, Architect, Chelsea Market

Saturday Luncheon Speaker: Dr. Amy Kimme Hae, Rhetoric, Composition, & Teaching of English Program, University of Arizona

The Fashion Institute of Technology and the SUNY Council on Writing welcome proposals for "Sustainability and Writing" to be held March 30 – 31 2012 at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC.

Jetzt: Contemporary and Historical Figurations of the Present (Cornell Univ. Mar.30/Apr. 1 2012)

Monday, November 28, 2011 - 11:30am
Cornell University German Studies

Jetzt: Contemporary and Historical Figurations
March 31/April 1, 2012
Keynote Speaker: Peter Fenves (Northwestern University)

"Now: it has already ceased to be since it was pointed out; the now that is is an other than that pointed out to us, it is what has been."
(Hegel, The Phenomenology of Spirit)

The now, by virtue of its ephemerality, presents a series of problems for attempts to define it. Along with its deictic counterpart the here, it resists the fixity of any determinate content. Yet this very quality of now simultaneously includes a generative power—as demonstrated by ongoing attempts to conceptualize, interpret, produce or poeticize the now.

[UPDATE] Under Western Skies 2: Environment, Community, and Culture in North America/Oct 10-13, 2012

Monday, November 28, 2011 - 11:01am
Robert Boschman/Mount Royal University

Under Western Skies is Mount Royal University's award-winning biennial conference series on the environment.

Under Western Skies 2: Environment, Community, and Culture in North America will take place October 10 – 13, 2012 in the university's LEED certified Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning.

In addition to the keynotes posted here in September, new keynotes now include:

*Gary Paul Nabhan (University of Arizona)
*Alanna Mitchell (author Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis).

See the new website at

CFP Deadline: Jan 23, 2012.

The Traveller's Poem

Monday, November 28, 2011 - 9:06am
Society for American Travel Writing

The Society for American Travel Writing seeks paper proposals for a panel to be hosted at the 2012 American Literature Association Conference to be held at the Hyatt Regency at Embarcadero Center in San Francisco, CA, May 24-27 2012.

CFP: European Popular Culture Association (EUPOP) conference. London, UK, July 2012.

Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 10:57am
European Popular Culture Association (EUPOP)


EUPOP 2012

Inaugural Conference of the European Popular Culture Association

11-13 July 2012
London College of Fashion
University of the Arts

Individual paper and panel contributions are invited for the inaugural conference of the European Popular Culture Association (EPCA).

EUPOP 2012 will explore European popular culture in all its different forms This might include European Film (past and present), Television, Music, Celebrity, The Body, Fashion, New Media, Comics, Popular Literature, Sport, Heritage and Curation. And more - we'll be guided by the submissions.

Closing Date for this call: 18th FEBRUARY 2012

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

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").