MRDS Newsletter: Upcoming Events Spring 2007
Upcoming Events Spring 2007
Drama Through the Ages International Conference
Images of the City
25-27 October 2007
The Department of Drama and Pre-1800 Literature invites you to attend the 2007 Drama Through the Ages Conference at the University of Lódz, Poland.
The conference theme is designed to highlight the diversity of city and urban imagery in British as well as Irish poetry, drama and film. It will survey the main aspects of the continuous interest in the city as one of the most significant elements of literary, social and economic history of European literature and art. The city can therefore be presented as an important theme in a work of art; it can, however, also be approached as a component, latent or mute, in a work of predominantly rural or pastoral character. The organizers seek papers which examine the city and its relation with the country, or which analyze traditional forms of literary or artistic rendering of urban imagery, and finally which focus on technologized, media-oriented or digital modes of urban experience in modernist and postmodernist periods. We also invite papers and studies concerning the beginnings of the English and European city life, which are commonly associated with the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance. All proposals focusing either on literary, social or philosophical aspects of the city in broadly-defined dramatic literature, poetry, media and visual arts are warmly welcome.
For complete information, please visit http://www.mediewistyka.net/content/view/162/
Société Internationale pour l'étude du théâtre médiéval
XIIth SITM Congress
2-7 July 2007
Theatres of the North - Performances and Theatrical Arts in the North of France, the Crucible at the Crossroads of the French and Flemish Domains.
The Renaissance of the Medieval Theatre from 19th to 21st Century - Performances, Actors, and the Ideological, Scientific, and Cultural Issues of the Medieval Theatre in the Modern Era.
Dance and Music - Sources and Role of Dance and Music in Medieval Drama and Performance.
Manuscripts and Archives - Manuscripts and Documents of the Theatre and Performance -Types and Contexts of Production, Dissemination and Transmission
For complete information, please visit http://sitm2007.vjf.cnrs.fr/
Bell in Campo at Bolsover Castle
Margaret Cavendish's play Bell in Campo (published 1662) will be performed at Bolsover Castle at 3 pm on 1 July 2007. Bolsover is an English Heritage property and the performance will take place in the Fountain Garden, where an entertainment by Ben Jonson was staged in the 1630s. The director will be Ian Gledhill and the players members of the Sheffield University Dramatic Society. Admission to the performance is free, but admission to the property is about 7 pounds for those who are not members of English Heritage or participants in the International Margaret Cavendish Society meeting (28 June - 1 July). A coach will take conference participants and any others from Sheffield to Bolsover and return on the day of the performance. Anyone wishing to book a place on the coach should contact Dr. Jim Fitzmaurice, School of English, University of Sheffield.
York Guilds Conference
The York Guilds Conference will be held on 13 and 14 July 2007, with the topic Performing the Mystery Plays. Speakers will include Gweno Williams and colleagues, Alan Heaven and Emma Cunningham, Linda Ali, and Paul Toy; Tony Wright, Peter Brown, Dr Mike Tyler, Steve Bielby and colleagues; Ben Pugh, Elenid Davies; Richard Beadle, Pamela King, Alexandra Johnston; Sheila Christie, Meg Twycross, and Margaret Rogerson. The conference concludes with an evening performance of two pageants.
For full information, visit http://www.yorkmysteryplays.co.uk/