CFP: Renaissance Drama in Performance (4/16/07; M/MLA, 11/8/07-11/11/07)

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This panel for the Midwest Modern Language Association conference seeks
papers on English literature and its intersections with science and
medicine prior to 1800 for the annual meeting to be held in Cleveland,
Ohio (November 8, 2007 -November 11, 2007). "Renaissance Drama in
Performance: Early Modern Realities, Modern Productions" invites papers
that explore modern stage and film enactments of early modern dramatic
texts, both Shakespearean and non-Shakespearean. How do these
productions broaden and/or limit our understandings of playtexts and
their meanings? How do today's performances influence our perceptions of
the realities governing the contexts in which early modern plays were
first produced? We are particularly interested in papers that consider
the potential convergences, conflicts, and complications that can result
when presenting early modern political, social, and gender dynamics for
modern audiences. Please submit abstracts (250 words) to Hillary Nunn,
Univ. of Akron,, by April 16.

Hillary Nunn
Assistant Professor of English
University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-1906

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