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>  >        "Litteratus lusus: Continental University Drama"
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>>      Thirty-Eighth International Congress on Medieval Studies
>>                    Western Michigan University
>>                        Kalamazoo, Michigan
>>                           8-11 May 2003
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>>  The International Congress on Medieval Studies invites submissions for a
>>  Special Session on continental university drama in early modern Europe.
>>  The session seeks to offer new perspectives on an important sector of
>>  European theater, one which has intimate ties with humanist learning,
>>  neoclassicism, and even court and popular playing.
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>>  Those interested in submitting abstracts should limit their scope to
>>  university drama originating outside of England. Submissions might address
>>  but are certainly not limited to the following questions:
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>>  --How might our contemporary pedagogies usefully employ university plays,
>>  which were themselves chiefly educational exercises?
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>>  --What do individual plays and/or performances contribute to our
>>  understanding of early modern university culture on the European
>>  continent? Of university curricula?
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>>  --How do the intellectual climates of specific universities highlight the
>>  plays that were performed within their walls?
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>>  --What traces of native, popular, and/or vernacular dramatic elements
>>  survive in the dominantly neoclassical university drama?
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>>  --How do the unique performance circumstances of university plays affect
>>  issues of gender and/or sexuality? Of class?
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>>  --What material and/or theoretical issues impede investigations into these
>>  questions?
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>>  PROPOSALS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 20 SEPTEMBER 2002. Please send all
>>  submissions by electronic attachment or cut-and-pasted (or if necessary by
>>  hard copy) to:
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>>              Jonathan Walker
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>>  Email:              [log in to unmask]
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>>  Campus:     Department Of English (M/C 162)
>>              University of Illinois at Chicago
>>              601 South Morgan Street
>>              Chicago, Illinois 60607-7120
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