MRDS Sponsored Sessions: MLA 2011

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We hope you'll join us at the following session, part of the annual meeting of the MLA in Los Angeles, California, January 6 to 9, 2011. The MRDS is pleased to sponsor the following sessions:


Session 349. From N-Town to YouTube: Medieval Drama on Film, Video, and the Web

Friday, 7 January, 3:30–4:45 PM

306A, LA Convention Center

Chair: Victor Ivan Scherb (University of Texas, Tyler)


  • “Queer Desire in the York Cycle and the York Festival Trust Plays,” Mary Hayes (University of Mississippi)
  • “Page to Stage: Film Footage and the Teaching of Medieval Drama,” Maren Clegg Hyer (Valdosta State University)
  • “Making a Magnyfycent Film: Representing Medieval Drama in a Digital Age,” Maria Sachiko Cecire (Bard College)


Session 430. Early Modern Theater in the Contact Zone

Saturday, 8 January, 8:30–9:45 AM 

406A, LA Convention Center

Chair: Suzanne Westfall (Lafayette College)


  • “Foreign Familiars: Strange Servants in the Early Modern English Home,” Urvashi Chakravarty (University of Pennsylvania) 
  • “The Victims of Autoethnography: Representing Spain in Cervantes’s Constantinople,” Madera Allan (Lawrence University)
  • “Diana Light and Dark: Pericles at Ephesus,” Mimi Yiu (Georgetown University)
  • “Replaying Tamburlaine at the Mughal Court: Autoethnography as Theater in the Contact Zone,” Ellorashree Maitra (Rutgers University)