MRDS Newsletter: Kalamazoo Sessions Spring 2008
Kalamazoo Sessions Spring 2008
International Congress, Kalamazoo 2008
Medieval Theories of Theater
Friday May 9, 10:00 a.m., Valley I 107
Organizer: Jill Stevenson, Marymount Manhattan College
The Mimesis of Miracula: A Medieval Understanding of Acting
Jesse Njus, Northwestern Univ.
The Sinfulness of Movement and Holiness of Stasis: Performing Objects in
Medieval English Sacred Drama
Lisa Reinke, Graduate Center, CUNY
Competing Modes of Theater and Spectacle in the Croxton Play of the Sacrament
Christina M. Fitzgerald, Univ. of Toledo
Secular Plays before the Secular Playhouse
Friday May 9, 1:30 p.m., Fetzer 1055
Organizer: Carolyn Coulson-Grigsby, Centenary College
"I am sure here shal be somewhat ado": Fulgens and Lucrece and the Continuity of Meta-drama
Joe Ricke, Taylor Univ.
Putting Terence "in the Mire": Tudor Evangelicals' Anti-Terentian Comedy
Robert Hornback, Oglethorpe Univ.
The Rise of Commercial Playing in 1540s London
David Kathman, Independent Scholar
Lincolnshire's Professional Players: The Locally Resident Troupes
James Stokes, Univ. of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Drama in the Archives: A Session in Honor of Eckehard Simon
Friday May 9, 3:30 p.m., Fetzer 1055
Organizer: Carol Symes, Univ. of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
The Confraternity of "Scholar Adventurers"
Barbara D. Palmer, Univ. of Mary Washington
Living in the Archives: The Case of the "S. Estienne pape"
Vicki Hamblin, Western Washington Univ.
Rethinking History: Performance and the Past
Susannah Crowder, Graduate Center, CUNY
Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society
Business Meeting with cash bar
5:15 p.m., Fetzer 1055
Readers' Theater Performance of Crucifixion
Thursday 7:30, May 8, 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 CarolinaChapel Hill; Alan Baragona, Virginia Military Institute; D. Thomas Hanks, Jr., Baylor Univ.; and Paul Thomas, Brigham Young Univ.
Reassessing English Interludes: Performance, Criticism, and Pedagogy II
Saturday 3:30, May 10, Valley I 106
Sponsor: Comparative Drama
Organizer: Joe Ricke, Taylor Univ.
Presider: Eve Salisbury, Western Michigan Univ.
This session will feature a complete performance, directed by Joe Ricke and performed by graduate students of the Medieval Institute, of the early Tudor (1491?) interlude Fulgens and Lucrece. It is not our intention necessarily to reproduce early Tudor costumes, music, and feast, but we hope to perform and explore the work from a perspective informed by the rich background provided by early drama studies, focusing on the unique place of interludes, while also acknowledging connections with earlier religious drama and later "secular" Elizabethan and Jacobean popular theater. The performance will be followed by an open discussion with director, actors, and audience.
Play Music from Hildegard to the Age of Shakespeare
Kanley Chapel, Saturday, May 10, 10:00 a.m.
Sponsor: Comparative Drama
Organizer: Eve Salisbury, Western Michigan Univ., and Clifford Davidson, Western Michigan Univ.
A concert of music from the church music-dramas such as Hildegard of Bingen's Ordo Virtutem to the mystery plays and the Globe Theater with the Michigan Bach Collegium, directed by Eric Strand, and the WMU Collegium Musicum, directed by Matthew Steel. This concert will be repeated (with a sampler of Hildegard's Ordo Virtutum, Robin and Marion, a Dance of Death procession, dances probably used in Shakespeare's Macbeth, and more) on Saturday evening at 8:00 p.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 247 W. Lovell Street in downtown Kalamazoo. Admission is free through the generosity of the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, which has provided support through a grant to the Michigan Bach Collegium. Transportation to the evening event will not be provided.
Other Sessions of Interest
Rethinking Medieval Theater in the Twenty-first Century I: The Reinvention and Future of Medieval Theater in Scholarship and Performance (Twentieth to Twenty-first Century)
Thursday May 8, 10:00 a.m., Fetzer 1055
The Ordo Representacionis Ade Reinvented? Gustave Cohen's Transposition on the "Theophilian" Stage (1935-50s)
Véronique Dominguez, CNRS/Univ. de Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne/Univ. de Nantes
Un dictionnaire des personnages et des noms cités dans l'ancien théâtre français
Mario Longtin, Univ. of Western Ontario
Accessing Manuscripts throughout the Internet, a Challenge for Libraries in the Twenty-first Century: Digitization, XML Edition, and E-learning: The Example of Medieval Theater
Matthieu Bonicel, Bibliothèque nationale de France
The Electronic Edition of the Mystère des actes des apôtres (Simon Greban, Fifteenth-Century, 60,000 Lines)
Mattia Cavagna, CNRS/Univ. de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
Rhetoric and Language in Medieval English Drama
Thursday, May 8, 10:00 Schneider 1280
After the Miracles Are Over: The Audience's Rhetorical Awareness in the York Entry into Jerusalem
Frank M. Napolitano, Univ. of Connecticut
The Morality of Language in Mankind
Cameron Hunt, Univ. of South Florida
"Rhetorical Theater": Debate Poem and Interlude in Performative Perspective
Maura Giles-Watson, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln
Rethinking Medieval Theater in the Twenty-first Century II: Theater Manuscripts and Their Public: Practices of Reception (Performing, Reading, Meditating)
Thursday, May 8, 1:30, Bernhard 213
"Ces mots icy verrez juer": Performative Presence in the Arras Passion Manuscript
Robert L. A. Clark, Kansas State Univ., and Pamela Sheingorn, CUNY
Defining the Public: Strategies of Reception in Two Illuminated Manuscripts of Eustache Mercadé's Vengeance
Corneliu Dragomirescu, École des Hautes études en Sciences Sociales, Paris
Thursday 3:30, May 8, Valley III 304
Discordia et Lis: Chester's Mayors and the Cycle's Social Structure
Matthew Sergi, Univ. of California-Berkeley
Shepherds and Songs: A Secular Play in Chester
Christine Maffuccio, Univ. of Maryland
On the Pulpit, Stage, Page, or Street: Early Iberian Performances II
Thursday 3:30, May 8, Fetzer 2016
"Él/Ella": Towards a New Interpretation of Early Iberian Dramatic Representation
Lori A. Bernard, SUNY - Geneseo
Greenshows, the Terra Nova Consort, and the Early Iberian Stage
Bruce R. Burningham, Illinois State Univ.
The Spectacle of Ritual in Medieval Spain
Martha M. Daas, Old Dominion Univ.
The Performatory Aspects of a Late Medieval Wedding Ceremony
Scott Ward, Univ. of Notre Dame
Performing Community on the Medieval Stage
Saturday, May 10, 10:00, Schneider 1340
"We Will Come Give You a Christmas Song": The Spiritual Dimensions of Performance Space in Medieval English Drama
Anne Brannen, Duquesne Univ.
"Vous estes uns ors menestreus": The Metatheatre of Robin et Marion
Mallika Lecoeur, Columbia Univ.
The Problem of Play in Late Medieval England
James W. Riddle, College of Staten Island, CUNY
Reassessing English Interludes: Performance, Criticism, and Pedagogy I
Saturday, May 10, 1:30, Bernhard 204
Politics versus Play in Fulgens and Lucres?
Kent Cartwright, Univ. of Maryland
"Wilt thou hear now of his schools?": John Skelton's Magnyfycence, Educative, Drama, Alternate Playing Traditions
Jeanne McCarthy, Oglethorpe Univ.
King Johan and the Antichrist
Kathleen Barker, Univ. of Maryland
Vernacular Drama and Liturgy in Text and Performance
Sunday 10:30, May 11, Valley I 101
Who's Afraid of Darwin? Revisiting Chambers and Hardison
John Parker, Macalester College
While Shepherds Troped Their Flocks
Bruce Holsinger, Univ. of Virginia
Other Papers of Interest
Medieval Translation Theory and Practice I
Thursday, May 8, 1:30, Valley II Community Building Lounge
Translation and the State in Late Medieval Drama
Elisabeth M. Dutton, Worcester College, Univ. of Oxford
Late Medieval English Scriptural Verse
Thursday, May 8, Late Evening, Berhnard Brown & Gold Room
Emotional Extremes and Balance in Medieval English Biblical Drama: Giles of Rome's Civic Behavioral Model
Elza C. Tiner, Lynchburg College
Medieval Texts and Modern Critical Theory: Pedagogical Strategies
Friday, May 9, 3:30, Schneider 1135
Pedagogical Strategies for Using Semiotic and Phenomenological Theory to Teach Medieval Drama
Julie Paulson, San Francisco State Univ.
Cognitive Approaches to Medieval Literature III
Saturday, May 10, 3:30 p.m., Schneider 1235
Cognitive Theory, Sensual Performance, and Rhythmic Texts
Jill Stevenson, Marymount Manhattan College