CFP: Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society (3/15/08; MLA 08)

by Jessica C. Murphy

MLA Panel 2008
Sponsored by Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society
_Renaissance Medievalisms in Performance_
As Chris Brooks argues, the Renaissance inherited the Middle Ages both as a material presence and as a complex of ideas and feelings—real and imaginary. This panel seeks papers that examine how Renaissance communities used performance to construct, evaluate, mythologize, or re-imagine the Middle Ages. Although we can find evidence of such “medievalism” in play texts, we might also identify it in staging choices, patronage, and other aspects of the theatrical enterprise.

Papers that address non-English contexts are welcome.
Submit one-page abstracts and contact information to Jill Stevenson at by March 15th, 2008.