Session Title

Medieval Performance as Appropriation

Sponsoring Organization(s)

ROMARD

Organizer Name

Susannah Crowder

Organizer Affiliation

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

Presider Name

Susannah Crowder

Paper Title 1

Female Masochism and Shadow Feminism in a Medieval French Farce

Presenter 1 Name

Noah D. Guynn

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of California-Davis

Paper Title 2

"This saint is my saint": Episcopal Appropriation of Predecessors' Image through Ritual Performance in Eleventh-Century Lotharingia

Presenter 2 Name

Pieter Byttebier

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. Gent/Columbia Univ.

Paper Title 3

The Sacrifice of Abraham in Greece: Immanence, Interpellation, Appropriation

Presenter 3 Name

Stratos E. Constantinidis

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Ohio State Univ.

Paper Title 4

Respondent

Presenter 4 Name

Kathleen Ashley

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Univ. of Southern Maine

Start Date

12-5-2016 7:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1140

Description

As part of its ongoing engagement with topics that spring from new theories and methodologies, the journal ROMARD seeks to spark a dialogue on the ways that the concept of appropriation can enrich the study of performance and drama. As noted by Kathleen Ashley and Véronique Plesch, appropriation is a flexible concept that encompasses critical notions such as “influence”, “reuse”, “recuperation”, and “recycling”, permitting an exploration of “the complex processes by which spaces, objects, and other ‘cultural expressions’ are brought to represent something different from their original purposes.” Although appropriation has been applied to varied disciplines of medieval studies, the fields of performance and theater studies are ripe to benefit from it. Accordingly, this session will bring together papers that consider varied kinds of cultural performances — such as liturgy and personal devotions, interactions with material objects, dramatic productions, or music, for example — from a wide variety of time periods and geographical locations. Presenters are invited (though not required) to situate their own work within the larger field as well as to suggest possible areas for future development.

Susannah Crowder

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May 12th, 7:30 PM

Medieval Performance as Appropriation

Schneider 1140

As part of its ongoing engagement with topics that spring from new theories and methodologies, the journal ROMARD seeks to spark a dialogue on the ways that the concept of appropriation can enrich the study of performance and drama. As noted by Kathleen Ashley and Véronique Plesch, appropriation is a flexible concept that encompasses critical notions such as “influence”, “reuse”, “recuperation”, and “recycling”, permitting an exploration of “the complex processes by which spaces, objects, and other ‘cultural expressions’ are brought to represent something different from their original purposes.” Although appropriation has been applied to varied disciplines of medieval studies, the fields of performance and theater studies are ripe to benefit from it. Accordingly, this session will bring together papers that consider varied kinds of cultural performances — such as liturgy and personal devotions, interactions with material objects, dramatic productions, or music, for example — from a wide variety of time periods and geographical locations. Presenters are invited (though not required) to situate their own work within the larger field as well as to suggest possible areas for future development.

Susannah Crowder