IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1113: (Dis)Pleasures of Staged Music and Dance

Wednesday 3 July 2013, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Katherine Steele Brokaw, School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Arts, University of California, Merced
Moderator/Chair:David N. Klausner, Centre for Medieval Studies / Department of English, University of Toronto, Downtown
Paper 1113-aDance and the Pleasure of Form in The Franklin's Tale
(Language: English)
Seeta Chaganti, Department of English, University of California, Davis
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Literacy and Orality, Music, Performance Arts - Dance
Paper 1113-bSolemnity and Sin in Wisdom and the Digby Mary Magdalene
(Language: English)
Katherine Steele Brokaw, School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Arts, University of California, Merced
Index terms: Liturgy, Music, Performance Arts - Dance, Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 1113-cThe Dance of the Flatulents: Inflating and Deflating the Pleasures of Performance in Fulgens and Lucrece
(Language: English)
Joe Ricke, Department of English, Taylor University, Indiana
Abstract

As is still the case, music and dance were sources of pleasure in medieval Europe. At the same time, anxieties about these pleasures were abundant, and musical and gestic pleasures were the source of scorn for moral, religious, and political reasons. The papers in this panel address how and why various literary and theatrical works stage music, dance, and the conflicts over the pleasures of such things.