CALL FOR PAPERS:
REED-Sponsored Sessions at the
International Medieval Congress 2001
University of Leeds, 9-12 July 2001
The special theme for International Medieval Congress 2001 will be
_Familia_ and _Domus_, allowing the REED-sponsored sessions to focus
on household entertainment. As always, these REED sessions aim to
encourage interdisciplinary dialogue among paper presenters,
commentators, and audiences. This "Call for Papers" consequently
invites response from drama scholars, historians, musicologists, art
or dance historians, archivists, and social economists, among others.
Potential dimensions of household entertainment to explore might
include, but surely are not limited to, such areas as (a) household
entertainments themselves--texts, types, size, frequency, costs,
spectacle, costuming, food and drink; (b) geographical and/or social
variations; (c) "court and country"--multiple households, "province"
and capital; (d) masques, country and court; (e) household
"entertainment and hospitality" relationships--stewards, masters and
mistresses, gender, power, politics, religion, neighbors; (f)
relations among households and entertainment--payments, travel routes,
local variations; (g) specific attention to dance and music; (h) the
"amateur versus professional" issue, nuanced; (i) playing places,
physical venues for household entertainment, and (j) performance
conditions, including audience reception.
Inquiries and initial expressions of interest may be directed to either of
the REED-sponsored sessions' co-organizers: Rosalind C. Hays, Professor of
History, Department of History, Dominican University, (708) 524-6836,
<[log in to unmask]>; or Barbara D. Palmer, Professor of English, Mary
Washington College, (540) 899-2328, <[log in to unmask]>. Because of summer
travel, e-mail communications will be more efficient and are preferred.
Further information on the International Medieval Congress is available at
<http://www.leeds.ac.uk/imi/imc/imc.htm>. The deadline for submitting
paper title and one-page (maximum) abstract is 15 August 2000, by post to
Barbara D. Palmer, 409 Shaw Court, Fredericksburg, VA 22405, U.S.A. The
full text of accepted papers will be due on 1 May 2001 to allow session
commentators sufficient time to prepare their responses.