IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1038: Performance as Research

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Medieval English Theatre, Lancaster University
Organiser:Sarah Brazil, Département de langue et littérature anglaises, Université de Genève
Moderator/Chair:Bart Ramakers, Oudere Nederlandse Letterkunde, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Paper 1038-aJudging the Audience: What Can a Modern Audience Ever Tell Us about a Medieval Audience?
(Language: English)
Charlotte Steenbrugge, School of English, University of Sheffield
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 1038-bExploring Worship: Performance-Based Research within the Medieval Convent
(Language: English)
Olivia Robinson, Département des langues et littératures, Université de Fribourg
Index terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Liturgy, Women's Studies
Paper 1038-cThomas Goffe's Turks: Performing Otherness at Oxford
(Language: English)
Elisabeth Dutton, Département des langues et littératures, Université de Fribourg
Index terms: Language and Literature - Other, Performance Arts - Drama
Abstract

This panel will consider from multiple perspectives the issue of using performance in order to further research possibilities in early drama. Paper -a will explore the responses of a modern audience to the Northampton Abraham and Isaac, and will try to assess what such reactions can tell us about the play’s medieval reception. Paper -b approaches ‘performance’ and ‘research’ from a medieval rather than a modern perspective in relation to convent drama, and paper -c will take on the issue of performing otherness in Oxford, taking Thomas Goffe’s The Courageous Turk as its central example.