N-Town’s Diversity: Its HistorIy and its Plays

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Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society
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fnapolitano@radford.edu

Call for Papers: Leeds International Medieval Congress, 7-10 July 2014
This session will reassess our knowledge of the N-Town Manuscript, British Library MS Cotton Vespasian D.8, in its literary, historical, and political contexts. The manuscript and its plays have experienced a resurgence of scholarly interest in recent years, in the forms of new teaching editions, monographs, and several articles. All of this scholarship explores the diversity of style, genre, audience, authorship, and religious controversies addressed by plays that are rooted in the context of late-medieval lay piety, and in a manuscript compiled in the Early Modern Period. The session welcomes proposals from numerous critical perspectives and methodologies, focusing on individual plays, the manuscript, or the cultures of which they were a part.
Please send proposals via attachment to Dr. Frank Napolitano (fnapolitano@radford.edu), Radford University, by 23 September.
For the official IMC Call for Papers, visit http://www.leeds.ac.uk/ims/imc/imc2014_call.html.

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cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
international_conferences
medieval
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renaissance
theatre