MRDS Sponsored Sessions: ICMS 2017

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We hope you’ll join us at the following sessions, performances, and events, part of the 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 11 to 14, 2017. Click here for the full schedule of MMTF events.

Session 195. Staging the Undead

Friday, May 11, 10:00 AM

Location: Schneider 1280

Chair: Cameron Hunt McNabb (Southeastern University)


  • “When the End Is Only the Beginning: Justice for the Undead on the Global Medieval Stage,” Jesse Njus (University of Pittsburgh)
  • “And Jesus Wept (or at Least He Pretended to) in N-Town’s Raising of Lazarus,” Mary Hayes (University of Mississippi)
  • “Waking Dreams, Walking Statues, and Posthuman Affect in The Winter’s Tale,” Jasmine Lellock (Newton South High School)

Session 253. New Voices in Early Drama Studies

Friday, May 11, 1:30 PM

Location: Schneider 1280

Chair: Christina M. Fitzgerald (University of Toledo)


  • “‘If a Wheel Be in the Midst of a Wheel’: A Proposal for a Twelve-Station, Fifty-Play, One-Day York Cycle,” Arlynda Boyer (University of Toronto)
  • ”Modeling the Magdalene: Staging Practice and the Question of Orthodoxy in the Digby Mary Magdalene,” Matthew Evan Davis (McMaster University)
  • Appendix’s Paradox: Metatheatricality and Antitheatricality in The Resurrection of Our Lorde,” Jay Zysk (University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth)
  • ”Bourgeois Virtue, Elite Vice, and Censorship: Cornelis Everaert’s Play about War and Greed,” Mandy L. Albert (Cornell University)

Session 312. New Approaches to Drama Records: East Anglian Play Texts and Nearby Archives

Friday, May 11, 3:30 PM

Location: Schneider 1280

Chair: Matthew Sergi (University of Toronto)


  • “The Conversion of Saint Paul: Can the Play Text and the Archival Records Have a Mutually Illuminating Conversation?,” James Stokes (University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point)
  • ”East Anglian Staging(s) of The Conversion of Saint Paul,” Gordon Kipling (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • ”Mayoral Entries in Late Sixteenth-Century Norwich: Shillings, Staging, and Civic Pride,” Colin Rowley (University of Toronto)
  • ”Kingmaking and Playmaking in Fifteenth-Century East Anglia: Records of Drama and Performance during the War of the Roses,” John A. Geck (Memorial University of Newfoundland)

Session 360. Medieval Drama: Beyond Genres: Alan Knight in Memoriam

Saturday, May 12, 10:00 AM

Location: Schneider 1125

Chair: Robert Clark (Kansas State University)


  • “Openness to Comedy,” Jody Enders (University of California, Santa Barbara)
  • ”Genre Trouble: ‘Medieval Genres’ in the Later Renaissance,” Mario B. Longtin (Western University)
  • “Un Spectacle à Risque: The Mystère de saint Martin and Its Farce,” Noah D. Guynn (University of California, Davis)

Remembering Claire Sponsler

Thursday, May 11, 6:00 PM

Location: Bernhard Faculty Lounge

Reception with cash bar, hosted by Mary Hayes, Jonathan Wilcox, Robert Clark, Theresa Coletti, and Carol Symes.

General Business Meeting

Friday, May 11, 5:15 PM

Location: Fetzer 1060