Programme du bal: 2019 RSA

It is my first time heading out to the annual Renaissance Society of America (RSA) conference, and I am very much looking forward to the intra-disciplinarity the event promises. Before I hop my flight from PDX Saturday morning, here’s my dance-card—perhaps more aspirational than anything else.

Looking for me? I’ll be giving my paper, “Cham’s Beard and Tartar’s Bow: Mongolia in the Elizabethan Repertory,” based on research at the Huntington this past summer, at the top of the 11:00 a.m. session entitled Contextualizing Performance in English Renaissance Drama. It is generously hosted by the University of North Texas Medieval and Renaissance Colloquium. My co-panelists and I met at a Blackfriars’ conference some years ago and have been dying to get together on a project. Thus, the session promises to be one of convivial delight. Follow along at #RenSA19.

Abstract

Mongolia hovers on the edge of early English drama like stars around a black hole: while no playtexts survive from the Elizabethan period featuring their history, paratextual documents suggest that they were once there. There is consistent allusion to the peoples of the Tartary tribes unified under Chinggis Khan in the early thirteenth century in English theatrical documents from 1536 onward. This talk takes as a key case one of the eight surviving backstage-plotts of the Elizabethan period in England, the two-part Tamar Cam plays (1596), to consider the role of Tartarian allusion its stages. The only Elizabethan narrative we know to have focused on Mongol-China, I consider the hitherto unexamined source materials and repertorial context of this otherwise lost play, articulating both the allusive opportunities it made available as well as how it contributed to the Admiral’s Men’s repertory.


Sunday, March 17

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

11:00 – 12:30 p.m.

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

6:15 – 7:15 p.m.


Monday, March 18

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

4:00 – 5:50 p.m.

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

  • ECRs@RSA: Les 3 Brasseurs (120 Adelaide St W)

Tuesday, March 19

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

11:00 – 12:30 p.m.

Contextualizing Performance in English Renaissance Drama

12:45 – 1:45 p.m.

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

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