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December 08, 2008

David Porter

Gendered Utopias in Chinese Porcelains and English Women's Writings of the 17th Century

Tuesday, January 27
Tuesday 12 noon to 1:00 pm
Room 1636 School of Social Work Building
1080 South University

David Porter
U-M Professor of English

This talk will explore a curious and unexpected convergence in the iconography of Chinese transitional ware porcelain and new genres of English women's writing in the 17th century, and will offer reflections on the methodological problems raised by such instances of historical simultaneity.

David Porter is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature and a Faculty Associate of the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan. He is the author of Ideographia: The Chinese Cipher in Early Modern Europe and a number of articles on the Chinese taste in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England.

Posted by batesbe at December 8, 2008 10:55 AM