Calls for Papers
Calls for Papers on Medieval and Renaissance Drama
MRDS at Kalamazoo
47th Annual Congress on Medieval Studies
May 10-13, 2012
The Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society will sponsor four sessions:
I. Affect and Emotional Production in Early Drama;
II. Parody, Farce, and Authority in Early Drama;
III. Ceremonial Performance;
IV. Tableaux Vivants
Abstracts should be sent to:
Division of Theatre
1460 University Drive
Winchester, VA 22601
Further information on the Congress is available at http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/index.html. The entire Call for Papers is available at http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/Assets/pdf/congress/CallForPapers2012.pdf.
Christopher Marlowe in Performance CFP
This panel seeks to examine the stage history of Christopher Marlowe's dramatic works, considering the literature as the product of a theatre artist. Papers will be asked to approach Marlowe's plays from a theatrical standpoint, in order to discuss what we might learn from by examining the force of performance as a shaping factor in the reception of Marlowe's small but vibrant body of work. Papers that discuss cinematic treatments of the plays, as well as considerations of Marlowe's place in Elizabethan stage history are also welcome. Please send abstracts of 250 words to Louise Geddes at LGeddes@adelphi.edu. Deadline for submissions is September 30, 2011.
The 43rd annual convention will be held March 15-18th in Rochester, New York at the Hyatt Regency Hotel downtown, located minutes away from convenient air, bus, and train transportation options for attendees. St. John Fisher College will serve as the host college, and the diverse array of area institutions are coordinating with conference organizers to sponsor various activities, such as celebrated keynote speakers, local events, and fiction readings.
Building upon the excellence of past NeMLA conferences, the association continues to grow as a vibrant community of scholars, thanks to the wide array of intellectual and cultural opportunities at every venue. Compact yet diverse, Rochester also boasts important historical connections; it is the site of the home, publication operations, and orations of Frederick Douglass, where he edited the North Star, as well as his eponymous periodical, and delivered the speech, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?." Visitors can explore the houses of abolitionist, suffragette, and reformer Susan B. Anthony and the inventor of devices popularizing photography, George Eastman, as well as shopping and eateries; attendees will also be within reach of the beautiful Finger Lakes region, known for its local wineries.