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Medieval Representations: An Introduction

  • Michal Kobialka

The purpose of this special section of Theatre Survey has been to bring together scholars in the field of medieval studies working specifically in theatre studies and those whose work reflects new strategies and current concerns in theatre historiography.

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1. Middleton, Anne, “Medieval Studies,” Redrawing the Boundaries: The Transformation of English and American Literary Studies, eds. Greenblatt, Stephen and Gunn, Giles (New York: MLA, 1992), 1240.

2. See, for example, Medievalism and the Modernist Temper, eds. Bloch, R. Howard and Nichols, Stephen G. (Baltimore: The John Hopkins University Press, 1996).

3. Patterson, Lee, Negotiating the Past: The Historical Understanding of Medieval Literature (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1987).

4. Aers, David, “Rewriting the Middle Ages: Some Suggestions,” Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 18:2 (Fall 1988).

5. Nichols, Stephen G., “The New Medievalism: Tradition and Discontinuity in Medieval Culture,” The New Medievalism, eds. Brownlee, Kevin, Brownlee, Marina, and Nichols, Stephen G. (Baltimore: The John Hopkins University Press, 1991).

6. de Certeau, Michel, Heterologies: Discourse on the Other (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1989), 68.

7. Heterologies, 194.

* Michal Kobialka is an Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Minnesota. The author of Journey Through Other Spaces (1993), a study of Tadeusz Kantor's theatre, he is now writing a book on early medieval theatre.

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