MRDS Sponsored Sessions: ICMS 2012

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We hope you’ll join us at the following sessions and events, part of the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, MI, May 10 to 13, 2012.

Session 304. Parody, Farce, and Authority in Early Drama

Friday, May 10, 3:30 PM

Location: Fetzer 2016

Chair: Frank M. Napolitano (Radford University)


  • “‘Lippy Kids’: Cheeky Servants, Parody, and Anxiety in Early English Drama,” Victor I. Scherb (University of Texas, Tyler)
  • “Hocus Pocus and the Croxton Play of the Sacrament,” Cameron Hunt McNabb (Southeastern University)
  • “Marian Parody in the N-Town Plays: Religious Polemic and Divine Adultery,” Emma Maggie Solberg (University of Virginia)
  • “Invisible Voices: Sight and Speech in Le garçon et l’aveugle,” Evan Bibbee (Minnesota State University, Mankato)

Session 519. Affect and Emotional Production in Early Drama

Sunday, May 13, 8:30 AM

Location: Valley II 202

Chair: Jill Stevenson (Marymount Manhattan College)


  • “Performing Women in N-Town and the Castle of Perseverance,” Alexandra F. Johnston (University of Toronto)
  • “Posthuman Affect and Early Modern English Anti-Theatrical Tracts,” Farrah Lehman Den (New York Institute of Technology)
  • “Un-idle tears: Signaling Sorrow and Inspiring Action at the Feast of the Pheasant,” Christina Normore (Northwestern University)

Session 563. Tableaux Vivants

Sunday, May 13, 10:00 AM

Location: Schneider 1255

Chair: Robert Clark (Kansas State University)


  • “Is the Tableau Vivant a Form?,” James Stokes (University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point)
  • “A Missing Pageant for Queen Elizabeth’s Entry into London, January 1558/59?,” Gordon Kipling (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • “Hijacked Saints, Alien Nations, and Visiting Sovereigns,” Nancy J. Kay (Merrimack College)

Annual Business Meeting

Friday, May 10, 5:15 PM

Location: Fetzer 2015