Theatre History at PNRS 2017

Dear readers,

I’m thrilled to say that my panel session, “Theatre History Beyond Borders,” will be part of the upcoming conference of the Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society in Portland this October! The theme of the conference is timely, “Renaissance Border Crossings: Documented and Undocumented,” to which I am excited to see how keynote Daniel Vitkus responds. Below you’ll find our complete panel rationale and paper abstracts from my lovely colleagues, Misha Teramura (Reed College) and John Kuhn (SUNY-Binghamton).

A sixteenth-century engraving envisioning Domitian’s naumachia (staged sea battle) within the Colosseum, c. 85 AD.

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I’ve won a prize!

Dear Readers,

I’m excited to say that the Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society (MRDS) has awarded an essay of mine with the Barbara K. Palmer prize! Many thanks to Pascale Aebischer and Shakespeare Bulletin and their conscientious editors for giving the piece a home in the first place, to Curtis Perry and Andrea Stevens for their feedback on early drafts, and to Jill Hamilton Clements and Ann Hubert for representing me at the annual meeting in Kalamazoo!