CFP: International Mummers Festival, 13-15 Dec 2013, Gloucester

"Following the success of the 2011 and 2012 events, the symposium attaching to the third International Mummers Festival will be held at the Gloucester Folk Museum on Friday the 13th December 2013. As previously, our ideal symposium will mix first-hand accounts of mumming with reflections and considerations of this perennially fascinating performance form.  The symposium … Continue reading CFP: International Mummers Festival, 13-15 Dec 2013, Gloucester

CFP: Civic Performance: Pageantry and Entertainments in Early Modern London

Proposals are sought for a collection of essays on the topic of Civic Performance: Pageantry and Entertainments in Early Modern London, edited by J. Caitlin Finlayson (University of Michigan-Dearborn) and Amrita Sen (Oklahoma City University). Pageantry in sixteenth and seventeenth century London played a major role in civic life not merely as spectacle but as … Continue reading CFP: Civic Performance: Pageantry and Entertainments in Early Modern London

CFP: Re/Presenting the Abstract, Abstracting Reality

49th International Congress on Medieval Studies Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI; May 8-11, 2014 Sponsored by Early Drama, Art, and Music (EDAM) Please submit papers/abstracts that examine the ways that art, drama, and music served either (1) to translate abstract understandings into a sensorial reality, or (2) to convert tangible realities into manageable abstractions.  Possible … Continue reading CFP: Re/Presenting the Abstract, Abstracting Reality

CFP: MRDS Session ‘New Approaches to Performance Practice: Process, Theory, Technique’

Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society sponsored session at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 8-11, 2014 "Medieval drama scholars are not new to the idea that reconstructive performance experiments yield valuable information about early dramatic texts. However, with the growing acceptance of practice- and performance-as-research in the wider academy, now is the … Continue reading CFP: MRDS Session ‘New Approaches to Performance Practice: Process, Theory, Technique’

CFP: Performance of Women’s Voices in Medieval Lyric: Theory and Evidence

International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo 8-11 May 2014 Session Sponsored by the Medieval Studies Institute, Indiana University "The representation of women’s voices in medieval lyric texts, whether composed or performed by men or women, can reveal much about medieval constructions of gender. Nevertheless, assessing the evidence about medieval performances of gender from the documents … Continue reading CFP: Performance of Women’s Voices in Medieval Lyric: Theory and Evidence

CFP: Drama, Phenomenology, Periodization

49th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo (May 8-11 2014) Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Medieval and Renaissance Studies ProgramContacts: Ryan McDermott ( rjm95@pitt.edu ) and Jennifer Waldron ( jwaldron@pitt.edu ) "Call for Papers At the Shakespeare Association of America conference in 2013, University of Pittsburgh colleagues Jennifer Waldron, an early modernist, and Ryan McDermott, a medievalist, sponsored a seminartitled, "Shakespeare, … Continue reading CFP: Drama, Phenomenology, Periodization