Where Are We Going? Where Have We Been? An Assessment of Medieval Drama Scholarship (Session of Papers)

deadline for submissions: 
September 15, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society
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(Session of Papers; Session ID: 2568)

This session of papers will be sponsored by the Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society (MRDS) and delivered at the 57th International Congress on Medieval Studies, which will meet online from May 9 – 14, 2022. The study of early drama has traversed several inflection points within the last century, from the publication of Karl Young’s The Drama of the Medieval Church (1933), to the print and electronic publications of the Records of Early English Drama (1979-present), to the contributions of previously-marginalized scholars or explorations of global theatre and performance. As we enter the second quarter of the 21st century, now is a good time to take stock and discuss the future of our discipline. This session welcomes proposals for papers assessing the past and/or forecasting the future of scholarship of an ever-expanding field.  


All those invited or hoping to give papers in sessions of papers and/or make contributions to panel discussions and roundtables for the 2022 Congress need to make proposals through the Confex system before the September 15 deadline. Please refer to the Quick Guide for Paper Proposals if you have any questions.