CFP: Bringing Medieval Drama to Life

The 52nd Annual NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) Convention to be held in Philadelphia, PA, March 11 - 14. We welcome your c. 300-word abstract submissions to by no later than Wednesday, September 30th.

You do not have to be a member of NeMLA in order to submit an Abstract, but you will be asked to join the organization if your Abstract is accepted and you agree to attend the Convention. NeMLA is currently surveying all of its members about their degree of comfort with an in-person Conference, and I expect them to be very flexible about remote accommodations in this period of global pandemic, so you should not allow concerns about travel and contact to inhibit an initial abstract submission now.

Bringing Medieval Drama to Life: Scholarship, Performance, Pedagogy (Roundtable)
Medieval drama deserves a larger place in our curricula than a unit in a theatre history or medieval literature course: it is an ideal synesthetic and interdisciplinary vehicle for community formation and differential learning, and its allegories and subtexts speak to who we are today. The organizers, a literary historian and a theatre practitioner and scholar, invite colleagues to discuss these propositions, advancing the work they began during the Folger Institute seminar “Teaching Medieval Drama and Performance.”