Shakespeare’s Medieval Craft: Remnants of the Mysteries on the London Stage

by Kurt A. Schreyer, published by Cornell University Press, July 2014 In Shakespeare's Medieval Craft, Kurt A. Schreyer explores the relationship between Shakespeare’s plays and a tradition of late medieval English biblical drama known as mystery plays. Scholars of English theater have long debated Shakespeare’s connection to the mystery play tradition, but Schreyer provides new perspective … Continue reading Shakespeare’s Medieval Craft: Remnants of the Mysteries on the London Stage

CfP: Comic Drama on the European Continent: A Cross-Cultural Examination

Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society, Leeds IMC 2015 We are seeking proposals for 15 to 20-minute papers covering any aspect of the “comedic tradition,” to whatever extent it can be called that, as it existed in continental Europe during the later Middle Ages and early Renaissance.  Potential themes and topics may include: farce and physical comedy; … Continue reading CfP: Comic Drama on the European Continent: A Cross-Cultural Examination

Liminal Time & Space in Medieval and Early Modern Performance: Registration Now Open

University of Kent, Canterbury, 5-7 September 2014 Plenary Speakers: Professor Carol Symes (Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Professor Andrew Hiscock (Bangor) This interdisciplinary, cross-period conference explores the representation, effects and meanings of liminal time and space in medieval and early modern performance culture.  Emphasising the inherently liminal and ephemeral nature of performance, it will consider space and … Continue reading Liminal Time & Space in Medieval and Early Modern Performance: Registration Now Open

Senior Lecturer in Performing Shakespeare, Bath Spa University

"About us Bath Spa University’s vision is to be a leading educational institution in creativity, culture and enterprise. With innovative teaching and learning, focused research excellence and state-of-the-art facilities, we put our students at the very centre of all we do. We’re a modern, forward-thinking university based in a city steeped in heritage. We offer a … Continue reading Senior Lecturer in Performing Shakespeare, Bath Spa University

Lectureship in Medieval Literature, University of Durham

"Applications are invited from outstanding candidates who have research and teaching interests in medieval literature. The successful candidate will be expected to have an excellent research and teaching profile, commensurate with career stage, which will complement the Department’s existing strengths. She or he will be able to make a significant contribution to undergraduate teaching, and … Continue reading Lectureship in Medieval Literature, University of Durham