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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1231: Reform and Transition in Medieval and Early Modern Performative Culture

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Organisers:Piotr Morawski, Institute of Polish Culture, Uniwersytet Warszawski
Tanja Skambraks, Historisches Institut, Universität Mannheim
Moderator/Chair:Silke Schwandt, Fakultät für Geschichtswissenschaft, Philosophie und Theologie, Universität Bielefeld
Paper 1231-aThe Akathist Hymn to the Blessed Virgin Mary: Ideas of Performative Practice in the Litany Tradition
(Language: English)
Aleksandra Jakóbczyk-Gola, Akademia Humanistyczna w Pułtusku, Uniwersytet Warszawski
Index terms: Liturgy, Literacy and Orality, Performance Arts - General, Religious Life
Paper 1231-bThe Reform of Ecclesiastical Dance Practices from the Later Middle Ages to Early Modern Times
(Language: English)
Philip Knäble, Seminar für Mittlere und Neuere Geschichte, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Liturgy, Performance Arts - Dance, Religious Life
Paper 1231-c'Das heyst, meyn ich, den rechten santt Veyts tantz haben': Dancing Mania between Discourse and Practice in 16th-Century Confessional Debates
(Language: English)
Gregor Rohmann, Historisches Seminar, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main
Index terms: Medicine, Performance Arts - Dance, Religious Life, Theology
Paper 1231-dImmediacy and the Dramaturgy of Space: Playing with Reality in Medieval and Early Modern Drama
(Language: English)
Clare Wright, School of English, University of Kent
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English

Transition is an essential category for our approach to the topic of medieval and early modern culture both in terms of religion and media politics, as well as in terms of social or economic development. Strict divisions marked between the Middle Ages and the following epoch, between traditional catholic confession and reformed ones, and last but not least between the sacred and the profane, need to be revised. This session will focus on such transitions regarding performative practices, their liminalities and perceptions presenting four different case studies dealing with early eastern orthodox litany, liturgical dance, dancing mania as well as dramaturgy of space.