CFP: 2025 MLA - Performing Multiculturalism and Multilingualism

The Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society (MRDS) has a guaranteed session at the 2025 MLA Annual Convention (9-12 January), "Performing Multiculturalism and Multilingualism in Medieval and Renaissance Drama." New Orleans, LA, USA–the location of the 2025 conference–boasts a rich history forged through the comingling of diverse ethnicities, races, religions, and identities. In concert with this history of New Orleans, the MRDS panel organizers seek papers that analyze cultural and linguistic mixing on Medieval and Early Modern stages.
Possible topics include (and are not limited to): 
·  multi-cultural overlaps and influences on the stage
·  Staging cross-cultural/multilingual encounters
·  Sanctioned /unsanctioned tongues
·  Staging/creating/representing ethnic, racial, gender, regional, and religious difference and/or belonging
Please submit a 250-word abstract and a 100-word bio to Kirsten Mendoza ( and Jeffery Stoyanoff ( 
Deadline for submissions: Friday, 8 March.