Sept 25: Newberry Library Symposium

Funds are available to help with travel expenses, but do contact Dr. Ferrell immediately about them if you are interested in attending!

New Approaches to Medieval Drama
A Medieval Studies Symposium
Friday, September 25

This symposium will bring together scholars from complementary disciplinary perspectives who are revolutionizing the ways we think about what medieval drama is and its wider contexts.

10:00 to noon
Lessons from a Medieval Comedy: An Interactive Staged Reading of Babio
Directed by Kyle Thomas, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and followed by discussion.

1:30 to 3:30
Keynote lecture by Carol Symes, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Roundtable discussion with Prof. Symes; Susannah Crowder, John Jay College; and Claire Sponsler, University of Iowa

This program is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration in advance is required. Please register online using the link above by 10 am Thursday, September 24.

Faculty and graduate students at member institutions of the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium may be eligible to apply for travel funding to attend this program (

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