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The University of Southampton
Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Culture

Performative Spaces Event

20 January 2014
Lecture Theatre C Avenue Campus University of Southampton

For more information regarding this event, please email Brenna Gibson at .

Event details

The Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Culture at Southampton is pleased to announce the schedule for its annual Study Day on 20 January 2014.

Taking as its theme ‘Performative Spaces', the 2014 Study Day looks ahead to the biennial conference of the Society of Renaissance Studies on the same theme, which we will host at Southampton in July 2014.


09.30-10.45 Welcome, followed by keynote and question session:

Professor John McGavin - Performative Spaces

10.45-11.15 Coffee

11.15-12.45 Session 1: Performing piety and religious spaces

Lena Walhgren-Smith - The Medieval conductus: Performance and space

Marianne O'Doherty - Performance, place, and memory: Remembering and imagining Jerusalem in late Medieval Christian culture

Jude Jones - Masques of Piety: Protestant liturgy and acts of theatre in the early modern English parish church

12.45-14.00 Lunch (not provided). There will be a visit day lunch for prospective CMRC students in the cafe.

14.00-15.30 Session 2: Locating public display

Clare Egan and Philip Riris (to be presented by Clare Egan) - Now fearing neither friend nor foe/To the worldes viewe these verses goe' : Mapping libel performance in early modern drama

Sue Simpson - Where court met country: The Elizabethan Accession Day tilts

Andrew Pinnock - Indelible icons: the culmination of the Stuart masque under visual constraint

15.30-15.45 Tea

15.45-16.45 Session 3: Self-fashioning spaces

Rebecca Holdorph - 'They seized her, entirely supporting of her wishes, and abducted her as she rejoiced': Alice de Lacy and the 'performance' of rape in late Medieval England

James Hall - The painter at work: Site and studio

16.45-17.00 Respondent - Professor John McGavin

17.00-18.30 Wine reception to celebrate the launch of new publications CMRC members

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