The Broad Church Meeting
This meeting of the Broad Church will explore the links between manuscripts, drama, and performance, and will be introduced by William Flynn, Lecturer in Medieval Latin.
Date: 12-12-2017Time: 15:00 - 16:00
Dr Flynn will open the Broad Church discussion through considering two articles by Carol Symes, Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Illinois: Carol Symes, 'The Appearance of Early Vernacular Plays: Forms, Functions, and the Future of Medieval Theater', Speculum, 77 (2002), 778-831 and Carol Symes, 'Liturgical Texts and Performance Practices', in Understanding Medieval Liturgy: Essays in Interpretation, ed. by Helen Gittos and Sarah Hamilton (Farnham: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2016), pp. 239-67.
Participants are welcome to read one or both articles. Links between manuscripts, drama, and performance will be discussed, and as usual participants are invited to bring along related topics or articles.
The Broad Church meets monthly to discuss and offer feedback about topics relating to the broadly understood medieval religious culture (Christian and non-Christian). Meetings are collaborative, and designed to be discussion-based instead of a traditional research paper format. For more information about the Broad Church and to receive email updates, please email Melanie Brunner.