Friday, August 04, 2006

Call For Papers: Early Modern Drama and the Middle Ages

Although panels on Shakespeare and the Middle Ages are not new to Kalamazoo, we see a need for a panel that addresses even more extensively the recent investigations of some medievalists and early modernists into the many intersections between the Middle Ages and early modern period. Papers should speak to the way in which early modern drama, including but not limited to Shakespeare, tends to incorporate and deploy conventions from various medieval sources and genres, including drama. Possible areas of interest include the influence of medieval texts and conventions on, for example, Shakespeare's history plays, or on early modern so-called morality plays, such as Marlowe's Doctor Faustus. How they and other early modern dramatists speak to and speak about the Middle Ages occasions a discussion of periodization, which is fast becoming a key area of both medieval and early modern scholarship. Papers that examine periodization, as well as focus on more particular investigations of textual relationships, are encouraged.

Please submit abstracts of not more than 250 words via email (in the body of the text) to Robyn Malo-Johnston and Marisa Cull
Deadline for abstract submission: 18 September, 2006
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