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The Traveller's Poem

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

TRAVEL WRITING AND AMERICAN POLITICS

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Monday, November 28, 2011 - 9:04am
full name / name of organization: 
Society for American Travel Writing
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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.

MMLA Drama Session: Drama of Wealth. Cincinnati. November 2012

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Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 7:41pm
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Midwest Modern Language Association. Drama Session.
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The Drama panel welcomes papers on the An Embarrassment of Riches: The Drama of Wealth. Given the MMLA's theme of Debt, it seemed fitting to celebrate dramas of abundance. Interpretations of wealth and abundance may be applied widely through such works as Cloud Nine with its excessive gender options or more narrowly through a work such as Enron. Please send 250-300 word abstracts via electronic attachment to Ann C. Hall, Chair of the Drama panel, halla@ohiodominican.edu, by May 1, 2012. Selected presenters will be informed by June 1, 2012, and must register for the conference by July 1, 2012.

MLA Harold Pinter Session: Pinter and Booze. January 3-6 2013 Boston

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Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 7:38pm
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Modern Language Assocation
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Shaken and Stirred: Pinter and Booze. One look at a few Pinter works, and it's difficult to ignore the amount of drinking that goes on. Papers discussing the use, misuse, or joy of alcohol in Pinter's plays, films, or other works are welcome. Please send 250-300 word abstracts via electronic attachment to Ann C. Hall at halla@ohiodominican.edu by 17 March 2012. Panelists must be members of the International Harold Pinter Society and the MLA by 6 April 2012. The conference will be held in Boston on January 3-6, 2013. For more information, see www.mla.org.

"Adaptations, Versions and Perversions: French Theatre and English Playwrights (19th-21st Century)" 1-2 December 2011

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Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 5:25pm
full name / name of organization: 
Ignacio Ramos Gay / Universidad de Valencia (Spain)
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Adaptations, Versions and Perversions:
French Theatre and English Playwrights (19th-21st Century)

Facultad de Filología, Traducción y Comunicación
Universidad de Valencia
(1-2 December 2011)

The conference aims to explore the presence of French plays and players in England, and their influence upon native dramatists, critics and actors. By means of scrutinising English adaptations of French plays and their critics' and audiences' reception, it intends to illustrate the economic, aesthetic and political tensions emerging and crystallising between England and France since the nineteenth century.

Programme
Thursday, December 1st

Jack London Society Panels, American Literature Association conference, May 24-27, 2012

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Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 1:20pm
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Jack London Society
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Paper submissions are invited for the Jack London Society panels at the American Literature Association 23rd Annual Conference, May 24-27, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Embarcadero. Send abstracts or papers with complete mailing information to Jeanne Reesman at jeanne.reesman@utsa.edu by January 1, 2012. Papers are 20 minutes long and may address any aspect of Jack London studies.

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

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

EUPOP 2012

Inaugural Conference of the European Popular Culture Association

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

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

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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").

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