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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 477–486.
Published: 01 September 2021
... conclusions about early modern English performance in light of new research and theory. The article deploys new thinking about performance historiography, arguing that such perspectives unsettle the easy placement of an event in historical chronology, disrupt archival logic, and insist on a degree...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 453–473.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Jill P. Ingram This article draws on performance theory to examine perambulation practices in late medieval and early modern England. Rogation was originally a devotional celebration that also entailed a ritual walking of parish boundaries to define communities as legal and administrative units...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (2): 373–400.
Published: 01 May 2010
...David Schalkwyk Posing the unusual question of what Shakespeare's speech might be in relation to the texts that go under the name “William Shakespeare,” this essay puts to the question a number of assumptions in literary theory about character, subjectivity, genre, the place of the author...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (1): 147–166.
Published: 01 January 2017
... they also represent a genre of life narrative that profits from the insights of literary and feminist theory. This essay reads the rich harvest of fifteenth-century Burgundian pardon letters as collaboratively authored textual performances as it explores the relationship of these micronarratives...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 269–291.
Published: 01 May 2020
... distinguisher that is consistently employed to denigrate idols and idolators. Pagan antagonists are systematically identified as nonagential and material; by contrast, the saints communicate divine truth unimpeded and resist attempts to disrupt their highly integrated performances. The category of sentience...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 387–395.
Published: 01 September 2021
... When the field of performance studies first emerged, it borrowed from older disciplines, like the social anthropology of Victor Turner and speech act theory of J. L. Austin, to propose something entirely new—that scholars decenter the written word and focus instead on the embodied actions that also...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 553–575.
Published: 01 September 2021
... to their objects, rather than in anything inherent to ritual behavior itself. Furthermore the notion that ritual expresses or serves as a “vehicle” for preexisting ideas unduly dichotomizes thinking and acting. 25 Bell's critique of the dramatism to which early performance theories of ritual were susceptible...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 487–495.
Published: 01 September 2021
...: Performing Arts Journal Publications, 1982); Brian Sutton-Smith, The Ambiguity of Play (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1997); and Richard Schechner, Performance Theory , rev. and expanded ed. (London: Routledge, 2003). 9 Gayle S. Rubin, “The Traffic in Women: Notes on the ‘Political...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 January 2013
..., for example, by a new Edinburgh University Press series on theory and perfor- mance in Shakespeare due to begin publishing in 2013).4 I foresee an effec- tive new performance theory incorporating an open-­minded combination of a variety of elements: (a) traditional close reading that appreciates literary...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (1): 25–48.
Published: 01 January 2013
...). Modern method acting would Smith / Taking the Measure of Global Space  35 locate character inside the actor, in his psyche and body. Reader-­response theory and its near cousin performance theory would locate character in the gaps between signs, in the imaginative...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (1): 197–198.
Published: 01 January 2020
... and theory in the study of premodern Western culture. Deadline for submission of manuscripts: March 1, 2020 Performance beyond Drama Edited by Ineke Murakami and Donovan Sherman Volume 51 / Number 3 / September 2021 The field of performance studies has inspired critical reevaluations of drama as an embodied...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 473–475.
Published: 01 May 2020
... Durham, NC 27708 JMEMS@duke.edu httpsjmems.trinity.duke.edu 474 Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 50.1 / 2020 Performance beyond Drama Edited by Ineke Murakami and Donovan Sherman Volume 51 / Number 3 / September 2021 The field of performance studies has inspired critical reevaluations...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (1): 145–172.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Julia Reinhard Lupton This essay uses the concept of affordances, borrowed from design theory and environmental psychology, in order to map the use of space in act 1, scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet . Hospitality provides a socio-symbolic script for objects and persons in action that crosses theatrical...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 January 2002
... in established canonical works (including myths) from Western literary history,” Louis Renza points out in the above-mentioned essay on “influence.”5 Literary influence in such studies “performed a conservative cultural function,” rein- forcing the canon of “classics.” Even as reinterpreted through Harold...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (3): 477–492.
Published: 01 September 2020
... relations theory, the essays address the ambiguous and contradictory elements of diplomatic reciprocity, explicating the tensions between diplomatic ambition and local governance. Copyright © 2020 Duke University Press 2020 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 293–321.
Published: 01 May 2020
... the trenchant argument that late medieval performative practice destabi- lized the categories of audience member and participant, mirroring neither Baudrillard s rigid boundary between spectator and spectacle nor Debord s conflation of the two that, alternatively, define modern theories of the spec- tacle.55...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (1): 17–40.
Published: 01 January 2002
..., the representation of pictorial images, and theatrical performance—a list of artifacts and theories that is not intended to be exhaustive or even exemplary, but instead aims to offer a representative sampling. My purpose in presenting these examples is to suggest what focusing on the processes of appropriation...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (3): 387–402.
Published: 01 September 2003
... above human nature and the sinful body, both associated with femininity. In recent years modern scholars have developed their own vocabu- lary of the “performative” for the transformations, gendered and otherwise, that ascetic and other practices produce. Drawing on theories...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (1): 17–40.
Published: 01 January 2022
... of the four-position theory put forward by Nicolay Yakovlev in the first chapter of his “The Development of Alliterative Metre from Old to Middle English” (D.Phil. thesis, Oxford University, 2008), because his account seems to me both to solve a number of technical difficulties and to offer a metrical...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (2): 305–334.
Published: 01 May 2007
... engage with the social dimensions of Corpus Christi theol- ogy as they interrogate, examine, and enact the relations between Christ’s body and the body of York’s citizens, both rich and poor.4 Performed by trade guilds, the drama itself can be understood as a theater of community not only produced...