IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 905: SITM: The Past and the Future - A Round Table in Memory of Lynette R. Muir

Tuesday 8 July 2008, 19.30-20.30

Sponsor:Société Internationale pour l'Étude du Théâtre Medieval (SITM)
Organiser:Peter Meredith, School of English, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Philip Butterworth, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds

The international colloquium out of which the Society sprang was held in Leeds in 1974 and was the inspiration of Lynette Muir. Aware of the isolation of so much medieval drama research, she was determined that there should be a talking-shop where scholars and students could get together to share their understanding of their national traditions. This round table will look back at the first colloquium and at the foundation of the Society at the second colloquium in Alençon and consider the changes that have taken place in medieval drama work since then, and to what extent there is a greater integration between the different national traditions. It will also look forward to the future and the effect which SITM can have and is having on later developments in the discipline. Participants will include past and present members of SITM.

Participants include Cora B. Dietl (Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen), Pamela King (University of Bristol), Jane Oakshott (University of Leeds), Elsa G. C. Strietman (University of Cambridge), John E. Tailby (University of Leeds), and Meg Twycross (Lancaster University).