Session Title

Concepts and Practices of Performance in Medieval European Culture II (A Roundtable)

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Sarah Brazil; Clare Wright

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. de Genève; Univ. of Kent

Presider Name

Clare Wright

Paper Title 1

Performing Silent Music

Presenter 1 Name

Jessica Brantley

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Yale Univ.

Paper Title 2

Hearing Voices: The Performative Frame of Trouvère Songs

Presenter 2 Name

James Borders

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Paper Title 3

John Lydgate and Late Medieval English Performance Culture

Presenter 3 Name

Mary C. Flannery

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. of Oxford

Paper Title 4

Monastic Communities/Communication and the Aesthetics of Performance: Defining Characteristics of and in Early Medieval Theater

Presenter 4 Name

Kyle A. Thomas

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Univ. of Indianapolis

Paper Title 5

Talking with Dead Authors: The Iconography of Performative Writing

Presenter 5 Name

Joyce Coleman

Presenter 5 Affiliation

Univ. of Oklahoma

Paper Title 6

Performance and Self-Making in Old English Devotional Literature

Presenter 6 Name

Kaylin O'Dell

Presenter 6 Affiliation

Suffolk Univ.

Paper Title 7

Discussant

Presenter 7 Name

Carol Symes

Presenter 7 Affiliation

Univ. of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign

Start Date

10-5-2019 3:30 PM

Session Location

Fetzer 1005

Description

In her recently published introduction to volume 2 of A Cultural History of the Theatre, Jody Enders calls for “a much-needed re-examination of some of the teleologies that have dominated medieval theatre studies” (Enders, 2017). In the Middle Ages, ‘theatre’ was constituted by a network of “heterogenous performance practices” (Enders, 2017) – practices that overlapped and intersected with one another in ways that challenge generic assumptions about “drama” and “performance,” and the critical vocabulary we use to discuss them. In this round table session, participants answer Enders’ call by exploring a range performance events from different perspectives. This interdisciplinary panel comprises researchers interrogating performance from the perspectives of music, iconography and literature, across languages encompassing Old and Middle English, Old and Middle French, and Latin. In doing so, each will consider what ‘performance practice’ might mean in a variety of medieval contexts, what paradigms are at work in these performance events and how they might affect the way modern scholars think about ‘performance’ and its place in medieval European culture more broadly.

Sarah Brazil; Clare Wright

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May 10th, 3:30 PM

Concepts and Practices of Performance in Medieval European Culture II (A Roundtable)

Fetzer 1005

In her recently published introduction to volume 2 of A Cultural History of the Theatre, Jody Enders calls for “a much-needed re-examination of some of the teleologies that have dominated medieval theatre studies” (Enders, 2017). In the Middle Ages, ‘theatre’ was constituted by a network of “heterogenous performance practices” (Enders, 2017) – practices that overlapped and intersected with one another in ways that challenge generic assumptions about “drama” and “performance,” and the critical vocabulary we use to discuss them. In this round table session, participants answer Enders’ call by exploring a range performance events from different perspectives. This interdisciplinary panel comprises researchers interrogating performance from the perspectives of music, iconography and literature, across languages encompassing Old and Middle English, Old and Middle French, and Latin. In doing so, each will consider what ‘performance practice’ might mean in a variety of medieval contexts, what paradigms are at work in these performance events and how they might affect the way modern scholars think about ‘performance’ and its place in medieval European culture more broadly.

Sarah Brazil; Clare Wright