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The Resource Where is all my relation? : the poetics of Dave the Potter, edited by Michael A. Chaney

Where is all my relation? : the poetics of Dave the Potter, edited by Michael A. Chaney

Label
Where is all my relation? : the poetics of Dave the Potter
Title
Where is all my relation?
Title remainder
the poetics of Dave the Potter
Statement of responsibility
edited by Michael A. Chaney
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the poetry, pottery, and culture of David Drake, an antebellum slave who distinguished himself by composing verse on the ceramics he produced in the years leading up to the Civil War. From the 1830s to 1850s, he incised couplets and signatures (a singular "Dave") onto the incredibly large storage vessels that he made. In fact, his stoneware pots and jars are among the largest made in North America during the antebellum era. Rich with biblical allusions, historical facts, and personal opinions, his art provides insights into the lives of slaves, craftsmen, and the culture of the American South in the first half of the nineteenth century. The essays here engage with the historical context and major issues that Drake's work provokes, among them: prohibitions against slave literacy; Drake's privileged status compared to other slaves at the time; the interpretive status of his material craft objects; the influence of contemporary African American poet George Moses Horton; and Drake's ability to sell his pottery despite the fact that slaves were not officially permitted to participate in a cash economy
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1549.D96
LC item number
W54 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Chaney, Michael A.,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dave
  • Dave
  • American poetry
  • Slaves' writings, American
  • American poetry
  • African American poets
  • African American potters
  • Pottery, American
  • African American poets
  • African American potters
  • Pottery, American
  • Slaves' writings, American
  • Keramik
  • Lyrik
  • Sklaverei
Label
Where is all my relation? : the poetics of Dave the Potter, edited by Michael A. Chaney
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: where is my relation? = The wandering politics of wondering / Michael A. Chaney -- Great & noble lines: David the Potter, George Moses Horton, and the possibilities of poetry / Faith Barrett -- A letter to David Drake from a friend and a relation / Evie Shockley -- Shifted perspectives on Dave: implications of archaeological excavation at the Pottersville kiln site / George Calfas -- Inscribing economic desire: Dave the Potter's money inscriptions / Xiomara Santamarina -- Signifying jars, resonating like a Banjar: influence, politics, and poetics in Dave's pottery / Babatunde Lawal -- The Fourth of July is surely come / Elisa Edwards -- The concatenate poetics of slavery and the articulate material of Dave the Potter / Michael A. Chaney -- Writing in clay: The materiality of Dave's poetry / Ethan W. Lasser -- 1857: Dave the Potter's August pots, sexual imagery, and Dred Scott / P. Gabrielle Foreman -- An Easter prayer, 1859 / Carla L. Peterson -- Beneath notice: a social philology of the poetry of Dave the Potter / Jon Woodson -- Accident before love / Sharon P. Holland -- Potter's field: trauma and representation in the art of David Drake / Michael Bramwell -- Darion McCloud as Dave the Potter: the model and the artist's mission / Dianne Johnson -- "Who are the other potters? What are their names?": Dave the Potter, Theaster Gates, and the aesthetics of power in African American art and craft / Shelly Jarenski
Control code
1001287618
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 236 pages
Isbn
9780199390205
Lccn
2017028955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028300466
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1001287618
Label
Where is all my relation? : the poetics of Dave the Potter, edited by Michael A. Chaney
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: where is my relation? = The wandering politics of wondering / Michael A. Chaney -- Great & noble lines: David the Potter, George Moses Horton, and the possibilities of poetry / Faith Barrett -- A letter to David Drake from a friend and a relation / Evie Shockley -- Shifted perspectives on Dave: implications of archaeological excavation at the Pottersville kiln site / George Calfas -- Inscribing economic desire: Dave the Potter's money inscriptions / Xiomara Santamarina -- Signifying jars, resonating like a Banjar: influence, politics, and poetics in Dave's pottery / Babatunde Lawal -- The Fourth of July is surely come / Elisa Edwards -- The concatenate poetics of slavery and the articulate material of Dave the Potter / Michael A. Chaney -- Writing in clay: The materiality of Dave's poetry / Ethan W. Lasser -- 1857: Dave the Potter's August pots, sexual imagery, and Dred Scott / P. Gabrielle Foreman -- An Easter prayer, 1859 / Carla L. Peterson -- Beneath notice: a social philology of the poetry of Dave the Potter / Jon Woodson -- Accident before love / Sharon P. Holland -- Potter's field: trauma and representation in the art of David Drake / Michael Bramwell -- Darion McCloud as Dave the Potter: the model and the artist's mission / Dianne Johnson -- "Who are the other potters? What are their names?": Dave the Potter, Theaster Gates, and the aesthetics of power in African American art and craft / Shelly Jarenski
Control code
1001287618
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 236 pages
Isbn
9780199390205
Lccn
2017028955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028300466
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1001287618

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