CFP: Performance (10 Jan.)

The 8th Annual Graduate Conference at the University of Pennsylvania welcomes papers on the topic ‘Performance’. The conference will take place on 18th March, 2016. The Keynote Speaker will be Prof. Theresa Coletti from University of Maryland.

screen-shot-2015-11-04-at-12-21-03-pmPapers are encouraged to address any aspect of the performances, whether planned or improvised, exceptional or everyday, which formed an integral part of medieval culture. This conference will also seek to understand how performance enables critical readings of medieval texts by considering communal reading as a dramatic enterprise, from the rhetorical techniques of lectores to the responses of audience members. Papers may approach the topic of performance from a wide range of scholarly disciplines, such as History, Art History, Musicology, Literary Studies, Theater History, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Cultural History.

Please submit abstracts for 15-20 minute papers to by January 10, 2016. Submissions should include your name, paper title, email, and institutional and departmental affiliation. The deadline for full paper submission, not to exceed 10 pages, is March 6, 2016.