Staging the Undead

deadline for submissions: 
August 31, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society
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"Staging the Undead"

International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI
Sponsored by the Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society
 The undead and the resurrected are popular and powerful presences on the medieval and early modern stage. They include such figures as resistant-to-death saints, the resurrected Lazarus and Jesus, and the pretend-dead of Shakespeare's plays. The undead raise important questions on ontology and resurrection theology within Christianity and also complicate issues of signification and audience response within the early theatre. This panel invites submissions on a variety of approaches to and models of staging the undead in order to further explore this feature of early drama.  Please submit abstracts of 250 words by August 31, 2016 to fnapolitano@radford.edu.