IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 223: Re-Reading Household Records, II

Monday 11 July 2005, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Records of Early English Drama
Organisers:C. Edward McGee, Department of English, St Jerome's University, University of Waterloo, Ontario
Barbara D. Palmer, Department of English, University of Mary Washington, Virginia
Moderator/Chair:C. Edward McGee, Department of English, St Jerome's University, University of Waterloo, Ontario
Paper 223-aGifts and Gift-Exchange in the Household Economy
(Language: English)
Felicity M. Heal, Jesus College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Daily Life, Social History
Paper 223-b'As troublesome as a Puritan or Jesuit'?: Musicians in Household Service
(Language: English)
Lynn Hulse, Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court Palace
Index terms: Daily Life, Music, Performance Art - Drama, Social History
Paper 223-cBeing the Lord: The Complexities of Voice and Purpose in Household Accounts
(Language: English)
James Stokes, Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Index terms: Daily Life, Performance Art - Drama, Social History
Abstract

In thirty years of Records of Early English Drama (REED) editors’ fieldwork, the field itself matured from locating household texts to understanding their contexts. These REED-sponsored sessions address interdisciplinary ways of looking at household organization; stewards’ practices and record-keeping conventions; travel accounts; such socio-economic dimensions as seasons, hospitality, rites of passage, hierarchical structures; age groups; women’s management practices; education in estate management; delegation and deputization of household authority; the language and rhetoric of household communication; and archive acquisition, access, and preservation issues.