Friday, August 7, 2009

CFP: Textual Theatrics: Manuscript Studies / Medieval Drama

We announce the Call for Papers for sessions
sponsored and co-sponsored by the Research Group on
Manuscript Evidence at the 45th International
Congress on Medieval Studies, May 13-15, 2010, to be
held at
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo. Here we
announce our Sponsored Session.

"Textual Theatrics: Manuscript Studies / Medieval Drama"

In keeping with the Research Group's mission to
"apply an integrated, holistic approach to
manuscripts and texts in all forms" our session calls
for papers examining the material culture of drama as
recorded in medieval manuscripts. Of particular
interest are papers that: parse dramatic
texts/scripts directly; illuminate dramatic practice
(via word or image); investigate contemporary
evaluations of medieval drama; or propose modern
interpretations of medieval dramatic performance as
supported through close textual examination.

The Research Group is especially interested in
scholars presenting first-hand (re)evaluations of
medieval dramatic manuscripts, but all readings with
close textual focus are welcome.

We invite 20-minute presentations. Proposals,
including a one-page abstract, are due no later than
September 15, 2009. Please address your inquiries
and proposals to the Session Organizer:

Jeff Massey
The Royal English Department, Siena 103A
1000 Hempstead Avenue
Rockville Centre, New York 11571
Telephone: 516-678-5000 X 6150
Fax: 516-256-2243

Information about the Research Group and its mission,
activities, and publications appears on our website:

A second CFP will address our Session Co-sponsored
with the Societas Magica.

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