Strand Definitions: Drama

This strand links most areas of Medieval Studies, not only literature, music, dance, and the visual arts, but also theology, material culture, economic and social history and historiography. While it is often seen to be firmly within the literary field, even if it is the least determined by language, its scope is much more all encompassing.

Its main objective is dialogue. Dialogue between better known or even canonical, and lesser known dramatic traditions; dialogue between the strict field of drama and that of all sorts of para-dramatical events, between a ‘real' theatre and the threshold of the stage; dialogue between the theatre in performance and all arts that somehow contribute to its realization. Interdisciplinary by nature, this strand aims to identify and challenge its own limits and to redefine itself in a dynamic exchange between languages, disciplines and fields of research.