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

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Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 9:42am
full name / name of organization: 
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 - Shattering

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Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 2:35am
full name / name of organization: 
Associated Graduate Students of English
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Shattering
"A Thought, Even a Possibility, Can Shatter and Transform"
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
The Associated Graduate Students of English (AGSE) at California State University, Northridge is now accepting proposals for their Annual Spring Conference. We are looking for critical papers or creative works that explore the notion of shattering. By shattering we mean transgressing boundaries and breaking up the dominance of certain discourses.
Explorations may include, but are not limited to:
• Nationality Lines
• High Theory and Low Theory
• Pop Culture and Art House Culture
• Dominance of Ideology Over Space
• Heteronormative Family
• Narrative Structure

CFP: Science Fiction/Fantasy/Legend NEPCA (6/1/12; Rochester, NY 10/26-27/12)

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Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 1:00am
full name / name of organization: 
Michael A. Torregrossa / Science Fiction, Fantasy and Legend Area Chair NEPCA

CALL FOR PAPERS
SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, AND LEGEND AREA
http://sf-fantasy-legend.blogspot.com/
2012 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York
26-27 October 2012
Proposals by 1 June 2012

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

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 12:52am
full name / name of organization: 
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

INDIAN CULTURE, ART & MEDIA

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Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 5:17pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rekha Menon / 2012 National PCA/ACA Popular Culture Association /American Culture Association Conference
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INDIAN CULTURE, ART & MEDIA

Call For Proposals

The 2012 National PCA/ACA Popular Culture Association /American Culture Association Conference will be held in Boston April 11 to 14.

Deadline for Proposal submissions is 15 December 2011.

Indian Culture, Art & Media – Area of the PCA/ACA conference provides a scholarly forum, an important site of creative, intellectual, and cultural exchange to share and disseminate research about "Indian Culture, Art & Media." Broadly defined, the area includes all forms and styles of art, media (visual art, dance, music and film) from all times and geographic locations that engage with issues, ideas and practices related to Indian aesthetics, and culture

phati'tude Literary Magazine Announces Open Submission Call for Upcoming Latino/Hispanic Issue

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Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 12:39pm
full name / name of organization: 
phati'tude Literary Magazine
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phati'tude Literary Magazine (http://phatitude.org) is pleased to announce an open submission call for its upcoming Winter issue, ¿WHAT'S IN A NOMBRE? Writing Latin@ Identity in America, to be published February 2012. The issue will be guest edited by poet, editor, playwright, activist and educator, Nancy Mercado (http://bit.ly/tx8S9r).

CHARLES DICKENS: BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS; deadline for abstracts MAY 15, 2012, CONFERENCE OCTOBER 19-20, 2012

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Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 9:28am
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DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY, THESSALONIKI, GREECE AND DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, BILKENT UNIVERSITY, ANKARA, TURKEY

CALL FOR PAPERS

CONFERENCE TO BE HELD AT THE ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI, GREECE, OCTOBER 19-20, 2012

To be organized by the Department of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and The Department of English Language and Literature, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.

Co-organizers: Valerie Kennedy (Bilkent) and Katerina Kitsi (Thessaloniki)

CHARLES DICKENS: BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS

Problems of Psychology in the 21st Century

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Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 8:52am
full name / name of organization: 
Scientia Socialis, UAB and SMC "Scientia Educologica"

SCIENTIFIC METHODICAL CENTRE
"SCIENTIA EDUCOLOGICA"
/The Associated Member of Lithuanian Scientific Society and International Council of Association for Science Education /ICASE/
and
SCIENTIA SOCIALIS, UAB (Ltd.)
http://www.jbse.webinfo.lt/PPC/Problems_of_Psychology.htm
E-mail: problemsofpsychology@gmail.com

UPDATE Crossroads 7-8 June, 2012 Toulouse, France

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Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 8:15am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Toulouse
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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.

CHARLES DICKENS: BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS; deadline for abstracts MAY 15, 2012, CONFERENCE OCTOBER 19-20, 2012

updated: 
Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 4:37am
full name / name of organization: 
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY, THESSALONIKI, GREECE AND DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, BILKENT UNIVERSITY, ANKARA, TURKEY

CALL FOR PAPERS

CONFERENCE TO BE HELD AT THE ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI, GREECE, OCTOBER 19-20, 2012

To be organized by the Department of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and The Department of English Language and Literature, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.

Co-organizers: Valerie Kennedy (Bilkent) and Katerina Kitsi (Thessaloniki)

CHARLES DICKENS: BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS

Steinbeck, Politics, and the American Dream

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Friday, November 25, 2011 - 8:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
John Steinbeck Society of America
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The John Steinbeck Society calls for proposals for papers to be given at the American Literature Association's 23rd annual conference, which will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in San Francisco in Embarcadero Center on the dates of May 24- 27, 2012 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend).
Please submit proposals to Paul Douglass of the Center for Steinbeck Studies, San Jose State University:
Paul.Douglass@sjsu.edu

Victorian Poetry Special Issue: Victorian Periodical Poetry

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Friday, November 25, 2011 - 4:49pm
full name / name of organization: 
Alison Chapman and Caley Ehnes

Until recently, poetry published in Victorian periodicals was simply ignored. Dismissed as "filler", devalued as sentimental, and denigrated as popular verse, periodical poetry languished behind serial fiction and the more respectable poems published in single-authored collections and anthologies.

But the fortunes of periodical poetry have swiftly and dramatically changed. With the consolidation of the periodical as a central component of Victorian studies, renewed attention has been given to the place of the poem in the periodical.

The Apocalypse in Popular Culture Feb 8-11; Abstract Dec 1st

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Friday, November 25, 2011 - 4:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
Shane Trayers SWTX PCA/ACA

Join us for the 33rd Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference, February 8-11, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Apocalypse in Popular Culture

2012, the year of the Mayan predicted apocalypse, will certainly be a stellar year for apocalyptic research. These days the apocalypse is prolific in its depictions, creeping in to all kinds of popular culture. Proposals and panels are currently being accepted for this area. Ideas for topics are included below; however, proposals are not limited to these ideas.

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