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New Approaches to Medieval Drama

Carol Symes, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Carol Symes, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Kyle Thomas, director and narrarator of Babio

Casey Caldwell and Megan Heffernan in Babio

Ann Kuzdale in Babio

Casey Caldwell and Lee Huttner in Babio

Discussion with Babio cast and Carol Symes

Susannah Crowder, Carol Symes, and Claire Sponsler

2015-16 Medieval Studies Symposium
Friday, September 25, 2015

10 am to 3:30 pm

Ruggles Hall

Keynote address by Carol Symes, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Please register to attend by 10 am Thursday, September 24
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Medieval Studies Program

This symposium will bring together scholars from complementary disciplinary perspectives who are revolutionizing the ways we think about what medieval drama is and its wider contexts.


9:30 am: Coffee and continental breakfast

10 am - noon: Session 1

Lessons from a Medieval Latin Comedy: An Interactive Staged Reading of Babio

Directed by Kyle Thomas, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and followed by discussion.

Readers: Casey Caldwell, Megan Heffernan, Lee Benjamin Huttner, and Ann Kuzdale

12-1:30 pm: Lunch break

1:30-2:30 pm: Session 2, Keynote address

What Was Medieval about Drama? New Interpretations and Implications

Carol Symes, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2:30-3:30 pm: Session 3

Roundtable discussion: The Futures of Medieval Drama

Susannah Crowder, John Jay College
Claire Sponsler, University of Iowa
Carol Symes

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Faculty and graduate students of Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions may be eligible to apply for travel funds to attend CRS programs or to do research at the Newberry. Each member university sets its own policies and deadlines; contact your Representative Council member in advance for details.

Cost and Registration Information 

This program is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration in advance is required.