CFP: The Medieval World on the Renaissance Stage (9/15/06; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

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J. Sexton
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Currently seeking papers for the following special session for the 42nd
International Congress in Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo, May 10-13, 2007):

All the (Medieval) World's a Stage: Renaissance England's Staging of the
Middle Ages

The influence of the Middle Ages on Renaissance drama has long been
recognized, but much of the influential scholarship is overdue for
reconsideration, and has overwhelmingly been conducted from the point of
view of Renaissance studies. James Simpson's chapter on drama in his Reform
and Cultural Revolution begins to redress the latter concern. Following his
lead, this panel will seek studies of the depiction of the medieval world on
the Renaissance stage in England, with emphasis on themes of continuity and
conscious periodization. Suggested topics will include (but not be limited
to) religious, political, social, gender, audience, and performance issues.

Please send abstracts of 200-300 words along with a brief cover letter to:

John P. Sexton
University of Connecticut, Medieval Studies Department
Box U-4025
Storrs, CT 06269

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