Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 969. Thursday, 23 December 1993.
Date: Thursday, 23 Dec 93 08:55:54 EST
Subject: MRDS at MLA
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING TWO SESSIONS AT THE MLA CONFERENCE. BOTH HAVE BEEN
SCHEDULED AT DIFFICULT TIMES. BOTH SHOULD REPAY THE EFFORTS OF GETTING OUT TO
MLA SESSION #565
Wednesday, Dec. 29 9:00 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
Yes, P.M.!!! (What is the MLA coming to?)
Manitoba Room, Royal York Hotel
COLLISIONS AND CONTINUITIES: RITUAL AND PROCESSIONS IN THE CARIBBEAN
Presiding and responding, Robert Potter, UCA/Santa Barbara
1. "La Fiesta de los Santos Inocentes: A Puerto Rican Vestige of the Feast of
Fools?" Fred Jonassen, Univ. of Puerto Rico/Mayaguez
2. "Burying the Sacred - Hosay in Trinidad," Milla Riggio, Trinity Coll.
3. "Preserving and Transmitting Culture: Steps toward a Theory," Michael
Bristol, McGill Univ.
This session will focus on almost entirely unstudied Caribbean festivals and
religious celebrations, with an eye to understanding the transmission of
cultural values through such festivals. Milla will compare a Shi`i Muslim
celebration (largely controlled by Hindus) to Trinidadian Carnival; Fred will
introduce an unknown Christmas revel. And Mike will help us to make sense of
it all. We welcome anyone interested in early drama or in contemporary
There will be a party in Milla Riggio's room in the Royal York after the
session, to continue what we hope will be lively conversation.
AND: a bunch of us are meeting for dinner before the session. Those
interested in dinner should gather in the lobby of the Royal York Hotel at 6:30
p.m. on Dec. 29th. Please call Sandy Johnston to let her know you're coming,
if you can. Her number is 416-585-4504.
There is also an OPEN HOUSE at REED (Records of Early English Drama) from 10
a.m. - 12 noon (no, this is not at night. Surprise!) on the morning of Dec.
29, to be followed by a business meeting of the Medieval/Renaissance Drama
Society (MRDS) at REED, which is at 150 Charles W, near the Museum Subway exit.
AND THE SECOND SESSION:
MLA SESSION #720
Thursday, Dec. 29, 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
Toronto Ballroom II, Toronto Hilton
THEORIZING MEDIEVAL DRAMA
Presiding, Theresa Coletti, Univ. of MD/College Park
1. "Excess, Ecstasy, and the Permeable Self in the Digby Play of Mary
Magdalene," Laura Severt King, Yale University
2. "Reading Miracles: A Folklore Approach to the Miracle de Theophile,"
Leslie Abend Callahan, CUNY Graduate Ctr.
3. "The Erection of Subjectivity: Homosexual aggression and the Paradox of
Identity in the Chester Innocents Play," Laura Wilber Williams, Univ. of MD
RESPONDENT: Ruth Evans, Univ. of Wales, Cardiff
PLEASE ATTEND! PLEASE TALK THESE SESSIONS UP AMONG YOUR FRIENDS AND
COLLEAGUES. JOIN US FOR DINNER, FOR THE SESSIONS, FOR THE OPEN HOUSE!
Hope to see you there!