MRDS Sponsored Sessions: MLA 2016

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We hope you’ll join us at the following session, part of the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association in Austin, TX, January 7 to 10, 2016.

Session 6. The Pedagogy of Global Medieval Performance

Thursday, January 7, 12:00 – 1:15 PM

Location: 307 JW Marriott

Chair: Shannon Gayk (Indiana University)


  • “Medieval Drama’s Contact Zone: Teaching the Croxton Play of the Sacrament in a Global Context,” Emma E. Lipton (University of Missouri, Columbia)
  • “Reimagining Continental Contact in the Noh Play Haku Rakuten,” Elizabeth Oyler (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
  • “All the World’s a Classroom: Teaching Global Performance in the Introductory Medieval Studies Course,” Robert W. Barrett Jr. (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Session 490. The New World in Performance: Colonial Drama of Los Virreinatos de Nueva España and Perú

Saturday, January 9, 10:15 – 11:30 AM

Location: 305 JW Marriott

Co-sponsor: American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese

Chairs: Mary Maxine Browne (Purdue University, West Lafayette) and Christopher Swift (New York City College of Technology, CUNY)


  • “Aztec Antichrist: Transculturation and Native Identity Onstage in Two Newly Discovered Nahuatl Religious Dramas,” Ben Leeming (University at Albany, SUNY)
  • “Words, Works, and Wakas: Performative Encounters in Calderón de la Barca’s La aurora en Copacabana,” Payton Phillips Quintanilla (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • “Theater and Historical Imagination in the Americas, 1500–1640,” Nicole T. Hughes (Columbia University)