Kalamazoo 2013: Temporalities and Medieval Drama (proposals due 9-15-12)

full name / name of organization: 
Katherine Leveling, UC Davis Medieval Research Consortium
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The Medieval Research Consortium of UC Davis invites submission of proposals for the following panel for the 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies occurring at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan from May 9-12, 2013. Please submit a proposal of 300 words with a completed Participant Information Form (available on the Western Michigan University website) for consideration in these panels. You may submit proposals via e-mail or mail a hard copy of your proposal for consideration; all proposals are due by September 15, 2012.

Panel contact:

Katherine Leveling
Department of English
One Shields Avenue
University of California
Davis, CA 95616

Panel description:

Temporalities and Medieval Drama

This panel in interested in the ways medieval drama helps us think about temporalities within its own period and across others. How does medieval drama incorporate contemporary political, social, spiritual, and gendered concerns within or through temporal disruptions or cross-temporal dynamics? Papers might explore these questions through audience orientations to temporalities, temporalities within dramatic texts, and performance contexts and interactions. Papers might also trouble distinctions between drama in the medieval and early modern, interrogating how temporal relations within and among these literary and historical periods helps us understand them together.