New Directions in Medieval and Early Modern Performance

A workshop funded by SSHRC and sponsored by CIH (The Calgary Institute for the Humanities), held at the University of Calgary in February 2010.

This symposium brought together eighteen scholars invited to present their ground-breaking work in the field.  Speakers included Patricia Badir (University of British Columbia), Elisabeth Dutton (Fribourg University), Lynette Hunter and Peter Lichtenfels (University of California, Davis), Julie Sanders (University of Nottingham), Claire Sponsler (University of Iowa), Kim Solga (Queen Mary-University of London) and Paul Werstine (University of Western Ontario).  The symposium coincided with the Department of Drama’s staging of The Humorous Magistrate.

Work presented at this symposium forms the core of two forthcoming volumes: Editing, Performing, Texts (eds. Jacqueline Jenkins and Julie Sanders) and Site Specificity in Medieval and Early Modern Drama (eds. Susan Bennett and Mary Polito), both to be published by Palgrave in 2013.

L-R: Boyda Johnstone, Mary Polito, Kirsten Inglis