IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1428: Medieval Drama Studies: Securing the Future - A Round Table Discussion

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 19.30-20.30

Sponsor:Records of Early English Drama / Medieval English Theatre
Organiser:Alexandra F. Johnston, Records of Early English Drama, University of Toronto, Downtown
Moderator/Chair:Alexandra F. Johnston, Records of Early English Drama, University of Toronto, Downtown
Abstract

New research over the last forty-five years has irrevocably changed the landscape of Medieval Drama Studies. New areas of research based on external evidence, performance studies, late medieval spirituality and the impact of the Reformation, to name a few, have shown how vitally connected playmaking was to late medieval and early modern British Society. This workshop will explore how we can share our new insights with colleagues in related fields to ensure a place for Medieval Drama Studies in the future. One issue to be considered is where we belong in today’s university – in English, Drama, or an interdisciplinary centre.

Participants include Pamela M. King (University of Bristol), John Sebastian (Loyola University, New Orleans), Charlotte Steenbrugge (Independent Scholar, Oxford), and Greg Walker (University of Edinburgh).