CFP: Early Modern Drama and the Middle Ages (9/18/06; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

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Robyn Malo-Johnston
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Call For Papers: Early Modern Drama and the Middle Ages

Although panels on Shakespeare and the Middle Ages are not new to
Kalamazoo, we see a need for a panel that addresses even more
extensively the recent investigations of some medievalists and early
modernists into the many intersections between the Middle Ages and
early modern period. Papers should speak to the way in which early
modern drama, including but not limited to Shakespeare, tends to
incorporate and deploy conventions from various medieval sources and
genres, including drama. Possible areas of interest include the
influence of medieval texts and conventions on, for example,
Shakespeare's history plays, or on early modern so-called morality
plays, such as Marlowe's Doctor Faustus. How they and other early
modern dramatists speak to and speak about the Middle Ages occasions a
discussion of periodization, which is fast becoming a key area of both
medieval and early modern scholarship. Papers that examine
periodization, as well as focus on more particular investigations of
textual relationships, are encouraged.

Please submit abstracts of not more than 250 words via email (in the
body of the text) to Robyn Malo-Johnston and Marisa Cull
Deadline for abstract submission: 18 September, 2006

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