MRDS Newsletter: Kalamazoo Sessions Spring 2007
Kalamazoo Sessions Spring 2007
International Congress--Kalamazoo 2007
Session 337 (MRDS)
Expanding Our Resources: Where Do We Find New Evidence for Medieval Performance Studies?
Friday, 11 May, 3:30 p.m., Fetzer 1035
Organizer: Jill Stevenson, Marymount Manhattan College
"Discovering Dramatic Sensibility in the Exeter Book's Descent into Hell"
Mary Rambaran-Olm, Univ. of Glasgow
"Indian Play and Medieval Devotional Performance"
David Mason, Rhodes College
"The Hero's Skin Is an Eardrum: The Performatory Techniques of Imparting Fiction in the Late German Arthurian Novels"
Matthias Däumer, Johannes Gutenberg-Univ. Mainz
Session 469 (MRDS)
Household Accounts: A Triangulated Approach
Saturday, 12 May, 1:30 p.m., Schneider 1130
Organizer: Barbara D. Palmer, Univ. of Mary Washington
"Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous: Royal Household Accounts"
Suzanne Westfall, Lafayette College
"Making Minstrelsy in Queen Isabella's Household 1357-58"
Peter H. Greenfield, Univ. of Puget Sound
"Accounting for Performance: The Courts of the Carite of Jongleurs and the Count of Artois in Thirteenth-Century Arras"
Carol Symes, Univ. of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
Session 535 (MRDS)
Medieval Performance before the Millennium
Saturday, 12 May, 3:30 p.m., Schneider 1220
Organizer: Carol Symes, Univ. of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
"The Performance of Drama in the Greek East, from the Age of Alexander to the Middle Ages"
Andrew Walker White, Independent Scholar
"Masquerading before the Millennium: Performance Traditions of the January Kalends during the Early Christian Era"
Max Harris, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison
"Writing Performance before the Millennium"
Timothy Duis, Univ. of Chicago
Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society (MRDS)
Friday, 11 May, 5:15 p.m., Fetzer 1035
With Cash Bar
Other Sessions of Interest
Why Everything We Thought We Knew about English Medieval Drama Is Wrong: A Roundtable
Thursday, 10 May, 1:30 p.m., Valley II 205
Sponsor: CARA (Committee on Centers and Regional Associations, Medieval Academy of America)
Organizer: David N. Klausner, Univ. of Toronto
"The York Cycle"
Pamela M. King, Univ. of Bristol
"The Towneley Plays"
Garrett P. J. Epp, Univ. of Alberta
"What Were People Really Doing?"
Alexandra F. Johnston, Univ. of Toronto
"The N-Town Plays"
JoAnna Dutka, Univ. of Toronto
"Sapientia et Eloquentia II: New Liturgical Genres: Sponsus, Planctus, Dramatic Representations"
Thursday, 10 May, 3:30 p.m., Bernhard 152
"The Paraclete Easter Liturgy after Abelard and Heloise"
William Flynn, Medieval Institute, Univ. of Leeds
"Emblems of Lament in Medieval Planctus"
Susan Boynton, Columbia Univ.
"What was Liturgical Drama?"
Michael L. Norton, James Madison Univ.
"Liturgical Drama? Terminology and Substance"
Nils Holger Petersen, Københavns Univ.
Readers' Theater Performance of Mankind
Thursday, 10 May, 7:30 p.m., Valley I 106
Sponsor: Chaucer Studio
Organizer: Warren Edminster, Murray State Univ.
A readers' theater performance with Joe Ricke, Taylor Univ.; Thomas J. Farrell, Stetson Univ.; Susan Yager, Iowa State Univ.; Gloria J. Betcher, Iowa State Univ.; Joseph S. Wittig, Univ. of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; and Alan Baragona, Virginia Military Institute.
Friday, 11 May, 10:00 a.m., Bernhard Faculty Lounge
"Embedded Stage Directions in the Lines of the York Cycle: Action, Emotion, and
Elza C. Tiner, Lynchburg College
"Integrating Performance Practice and Theory in the Teaching of Medieval Theater"
Mark Cruse, Arizona State Univ.; Simonetta Cochis, Transylvania Univ.; and
Yvonne Le Blanc, Hill School
"Grid/Group in Secunda pastorum"
Jefferey H. Taylor, Metropolitan State College of Denver
Speaking to Shakespeare's Kings
Friday, 11 May, 1:30 p.m., Valley I 106
"Shakespeare's Attack on Hypocrisy: Measure for Measure as Political Allegory for King James I"
Arul Kumaran, St. Thomas More College, Univ. of Saskatchewan
"Shakespeare's Teflon Henry (V): Historical Realities versus the Only Way to Get It Staged"
Paula von Loewenfeldt, Univ. of Southern Indiana
"Kingly Sacrifice: Monarchy, Performance, and Victimization in Shakespeare's Richard II"
Kristin M. Smith, Boston Univ.
Is the Play the Thing? Shakespeare, Catharsis and the Royal Conscience
Marissa Greenberg, Univ. of New Mexico
Gammer Gurton's Needle: Performance, Criticism, and Pedagogy
Friday, 11 May, 1:30 p.m., Bernhard 210
Sponsor: Comparative Drama
"'Down . . . on Thy Knees I Say!': Performing Edwardian Iconoclasm,
Scatology, and Mock-Ritual in Gammer Gurton's Needle"
Robert Hornback, Oglethorpe Univ.
"Gammer on Page and Stage"
Karen Sawyer Marsalek
"Teaching the Flyting: Act 3, Scene 3 of Gammer Gurton's Needle"
Kent Cartwright, Univ. of Maryland
Early Modern English: Social and Political Dimensions
Friday, 11 May, 3:30 p.m., Valley I 100
"The Medieval Tower of London on the Early Modern Stage"
Kristen Deiter, Marywood Univ.
Monstrous Merchant Chivalry: Identity and Class Context in Thomas Heywood's The Foure Prentices of London
Heather K. Cyr, Queen's Univ., Kingston
"A Republican Spenser"
Theresa Kawin, Univ. of Colorado-Boulder
Exceeding Genre in the Middle Ages: Crossing Boundaries/Defying Categorization
Saturday, 12 May, 3:30 p.m., Valley I 100
"Comparing Northumbrian Conversions: The Gendered Discourse of Christianity in Chaucer and Bede"
Mary Katherine Hurley, Columbia Univ.
"Beyond Jerusalem: Romancing Margery Kempe"
Stella Singer, Cleveland State Univ.
"Pre-postcolonial Ambivalence: Torres Naharro's Anti-Generic Comedia Trophea"
Christopher Swift, Graduate Center, CUNY
"Patronage, Propaganda, and Performance in the English Medieval Morality Play"
Thomas Meacham, Graduate Center, CUNY
Early Modern Drama and the Middle Ages
Sunday, 13 May, 10:30 a.m., Valley I 100
"Marlowe, the Medieval Papacy, and the Interlude Tradition"
Paul W. White, Purdue Univ.
"'They Have Their Vices There, Like to Their Virtues': The Nostalgic
Reconstruction of the Middle Ages in Ben Johnson's Late Comedies"
Cory Grewell, Northeastern Univ.
"Shakespeare's Henriad and the Medieval Lives of Saints"
Alison A. Chapman, Univ. of Alabama-Birmingham
All the (Medieval) World's a Stage: Renaissance England's Staging of the Middle Ages
Sunday, 13 May, 10:30 a.m., Valley I 100
"The King as Christ-Figure: Suffering and Secularity in Early Modern English Drama"
Mary-Elizabeth Lough, Univ. of Connecticut
"Criseyde, Cressid, and Cressida: Representing Gender, Disease, and Desire in Medieval and Early Modern England"
William Spates, Shorter College
"Weigh It but with the Grossness of This Age": Shakespeare and the Destruction of Sanctuary"
John P. Sexton
Acting Up in the Classroom: Teaching Medieval Drama
Sunday, 13 May, 10:30 a.m., Bernhard, 204
Sponsor: TEAMS (Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages)
"Staging the Gynetheology of the Mary Plays"
Gary Waller, Purchase College
"Medieval Drama in a History Classroom"
Sandy Bardsley, Moravian College
"Acting Medieval Literature in the Classroom"
Laurence Erussard, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
"The Heroic in a Nutshell: Acting Out Waldere to Understand Anglo-Saxon
Kristin Bovaird-Abbo, Univ. of Kansas
Sunday, 13 May, 10:30 a.m., Bernhard 209
"Singing from the Book": Capitulum Marks Used as Performance Markers in the Lullaby Carol from Harley MS 913
Cynthia Rogers, Oklahoma State Univ.
"Structure and Texture in the Chansons of Antoine Busnoys"
Mary Natvig, Bowling Green State Univ.
"The Singing of Songs in a French Saint Etienne Mystery Play"
Vicki Hamblin, Western Washington Univ.