New Perspectives on Urban Entertainment in the Middle Ages


29th Annual Conference of the Center for Medieval Studies

Fordham University, Lincoln Center, New York City: Saturday, April 4, 2009


Saturday, April 4

8:30     Registration and Coffee

8:55:     Welcome, Maryanne Kowaleski, Director of the Center for Medieval Studies, Fordham University

9:00-10:00        Session 1

Chair: George Demacopolous, Fordham University

Roman Urban Entertainments and the Cultures of Knowingness in Late Antiquity
Richard Lim, Smith College

10:00-10:20     Break

10:20-11:20     Session 2

Chair: Evelyn Birge Vitz, New York University

That Was Entertainment?  Looking for Evidence in the Early Middle Ages
Carol Symes, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaig

11:20-11:40      Break

11:40-12:40       Session 3

Chair: Nina Rowe, Fordham University

Medieval Theatricality and its Afterlife in Painting: the Case of the "Vengeance of Our Lord"
Laura Weigert, Rutgers University

12:40-2:00         Lunch

2:00-3:00         Session 4

Chair: Emma Dillon, University of Pennsylvania

Orpheus in Florence: Public Singing and the Art of the ‘Improvvisatori’
Blake Wilson, Dickinson College
3:00-3:20         Coffee Break

3:20-4:20        Session 5

Chair: Pamela Sheingorn, CUNY Graduate Center

London Performance Spaces before the Commercial Playhouses: Theatre before the Theatre
Mary Erler, Fordham University

4:20-4:40         Break

4:40-5:40         Session 6

Chair: Jennifer Brown, University of Hartford

The Chester Cycle and Its Afterlives: Medieval Urban Drama in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Theresa Coletti, University of Maryland, College Park

5:40-7:00         Reception

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