Session 907: Margery's Times: Margery through the Looking Glass
Tuesday 8 July 2008, 19.30-20.30
|Organiser:||Jenna Mead, University of Western Australia|
This session explores aspects of time and temporality in the writings of the English mystic, Margery Kempe (1373-1438), through the medium of a soundscape. The work draws on text, music and sounds to create an experience of the past through the ears of the present. In addition to readings from the Proem, Preface and two books of Kempe, the soundscape incorporates recordings of medieval music from 1965 and 1975, which are in themselves already historical: Medieval English Lyrics (Frank Harrison) and Music of the Gothic Era (David Munrow).
Participating in this session are the co-authors of the soundscape, Helen English (School of Music and Drama, University of Newcastle, New South Wales) and Jenna Mead (School of English, University of Tasmania)