CFP: [Renaissance] MRDS session MLA 2008

full name / name of organization: 
Carolyn Coulson-Grigsby

MLA Panel 2008
Sponsored by Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society

_Renaissance Medievalisms in Performance_

As Chris Brooks argues, the Renaissance inherited the Middle Ages both as
a material presence and as a complex of ideas and feelingsâ€"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.

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

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