ICMS Kalamazoo (May 9-11, 2024): Session in Honor of V. A. Kolve (1): Laughter and Play

deadline for submissions: 
September 15, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Christina Fitzgerald, University of Toledo

The Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society (MRDS) will honor V. A. Kolve (1934-2022) with a panel of topics on medieval drama at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, May 9-11, 2024. The Play Called Corpus Christi has been especially influential in medieval English drama studies, and its arguments about the significance of laughter, play, game, comic action, and time and space in the English biblical plays continue to shape the critical conversation. The MRDS invites those who have been influenced by Kolve’s work on early drama, or who studied or worked with him, to celebrate his legacy with papers that respond to or converse with Kolve’s contributions to the field.

The session will be hybrid, inviting both in-person and remote participants. All proposals must be submitted directly through the Confex portal. The deadline for Submissions is Friday, September 15, 2023. Please submit!