Thursday, March 6, 2008

CFP Deadline SOon

CFP: "Renaissance Medievalisms in Performance" (15 March; MLA, San Francisco, 27-30 December 2008)

Renaissance Medievalisms in Performance
Session sponsored by the Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society

Modern Language Association Convention
27-30 December 2008

Description: As Chris Brooks argues, the Renaissance inherited the Middle Ages both as a material presence and as a complex of ideas and feelings—real and imaginary. This panel seeks papers that examine how Renaissance communities used performance to construct, evaluate, mythologize, or re-imagine the Middle Ages. Although we can find evidence of such "medievalism" in play texts, we might also identify it in staging choices, patronage, and other aspects of the theatrical enterprise. Papers that address non-English contexts are welcome.

Please submit one-page abstracts and contact information to Jill Stevenson at by March 15th, 2008.

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