Drama and Pedagogy

Conference Programme

SAMEMES 2014 Conference Programme (Word document)

Friday 12 September 2014

8:30 am – 9:00 am                  Registration

9:00 am – 10:00 am                   Plenary lecture (room 01.13)

                                                       Professor Lynn Enterline (Vanderbilt University)

                                                       ‘Drama, Pedagogy, and the Female Complaint’

                                                       Chair: Professor Lukas Erne (Geneva)

10:00 am – 10:30 am      Coffee

10:30 am – 12 noon              Parallel Sessions I and II

Session I: Teaching or Not Teaching and the Audience (room 1.16) Chair: Dr Nicole Nyffenegger-Staub (Bern)

Dr Rebecca Yearling (Keele), ‘Didacticism and its discontents in the plays of John Marston’

Simon Fortin (New York), ‘Schools of Blood, Bloody Schools: the Ars Moriendi of the early modern English stage’

Dr Olivia Robinson (Brasenose College, Oxford), ‘Female teachers and mixed audiences in late medieval drama’

Session II: From Classical to Early Modern (room 3.16) Chair: Dr Antoinina Bevan-Zlatar (Zurich)

Dr Sarah Knight (Leicester), ‘”To this abstract end”: the dramatic examples of Fulke Greville’

Dr Jodi-Anne George (Dundee), ‘John Pikeryng’s Horestes: teaching Scotland a lesson’

Elizabeth Sandis (Merton College, Oxford), ‘The phenomenon of feeder schools and their impact on tradition-making in university drama: The Merchant Taylors’ School and St John’s College, Oxford as a case study’

12 noon – 2:00 pm       Lunch

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm                    Plenary lecture  (room 01.13)

                                                       Professor Alan H. Nelson (University of California,                                                        Berkeley)

                                                        ‘Shakespearean Drama and Pedagogy’

                                                       Chair: Professor Denis Renevey (Lausanne) 

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm       Coffee

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm       Parallel sessions III and IV

Session III: Drama of Challenge and Dissent (room 1.16) Chair: Dr Mary Flannery (Lausanne)

Dr Derek Dunne (Fribourg), ‘Learning by Erring at the Inns of Court’

Dr Effie Botonaki (Hellenic Open University), ‘Teaching and Contesting Royal Obedience: the case of the Stuart court masques’

Dr Tamás Karáth (Budapest), ‘Staging Concerns of Inquisitorial Procedures in The N-Town Plays

Session IV: Teaching Eloquence (room 3.16) Chair: Dr Rahel Orgis (Neuchâtel)

Professor Margaret Tudeau-Clayton (Neuchâtel), ‘ “Plaies … where I learn all the words I speake and understand not”: early modern drama and the “property” of English’

Dr Lindsay Ann Reid (Galway), ‘Conning Lines and “Cunning Art”: The Mechanics of English Eloquence in The Fair Maid of the Exchange

Oliver Morgan (Geneva), ‘Instruction in The Tempest

5:15 pm – 6:15 pm      AGM (room 01.13)

7:00 pm onwards        Reception and play at Grand Rue 68 (Salle de la Grande Société)

                                                          William Gager, Dido

                                                          translated by Elizabeth Sandis

                                                          directed by Elisabeth Dutton


Saturday 13 September 2014

9:00 am – 10:30 am                Parallel sessions V and VI

Session V: Approaching the English biblical plays through didacticism: teaching, preaching and doctrine (room 1.16) Chair: Dr Lucy Perry (Geneva)

Professor Alexandra F. Johnston (Toronto), ‘The Word made Flesh: Didacticism in the York Plays

Dr Charlotte Steenbrugge (Toronto), ‘Sermons in the Medieval English Biblical Plays’

Sarah Brazil (Geneva), ‘Doctrinal orthodoxy and the dramatic in liturgical and secular English drama’

Session VI: The Tudor Schoolroom (room 3.16) Chair: Dr Kirsten Stirling (Lausanne)

Charlotte Markey (Exeter),  ‘Humanist Pedagogy and Economy: Money and Morality in Humanist Comedy’

Robert Stagg (Southampton), ‘Shakespeare Taught’

10:30 am – 11:00 am       Coffee

11:00 am – 12 noon                     Plenary lecture (room 01.13)

                                                        Professor John McGavin (Southampton)

                                                        ‘Learning and Spectating’

                                                        Chair: Professor Margaret Bridges (Bern) 

12 noon – 1:30 pm       Lunch

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm                      Plenary lecture (room 01.13)

                                                        Professor Michelle O’Callaghan (Reading)

                                                      ‘Pedagogy and Play: the Inns of Court Revels and                                                           Early Modern Drama’

                                                        Chair: Professor Indira Ghose (Fribourg)

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm      Coffee

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm      Parallel sessions VII and VIII

Session VII: From Boys into Men (room 1.16) Chair: Dr James McBain (Fribourg)

Dr Rory Critten (Fribourg), ‘Language Learning, Social Mobility, and the Manières de langage

Matthias Heim (Neuchâtel), ‘ “List to me/ That mean to teach you rudiments of war”: Turning children into soldiers in Elizabethan drama’

Dr Shehzana Mamujee (Newcastle), ‘ “To serve us in that behalf when our pleasure is to call for them”: performing boys in Tudor England’

 Session VIII: Knowing Good from Bad in Medieval Drama (room 3.16) Chair: Dr Juliette Vuille (Geneva)

Dr Kimberly Fonzo (University of Texas, San Antonio), ‘Local politics of teaching discernment: the artless devil of the medieval English stage’

Camille Marshall (Lausanne), ‘Doubting the Middleman: the search for divine authority in the English Mystery plays’

Arthur J. Russell (Arizona State), ‘The miseducation of Mary Magdalene: on negative exempla in the Digby Mary Magdalene

Tamara Haddad (Kent), ‘A Silent Christ, a Practical Passion: Labour in the York Play


4:30 pm – 5:30 pm                      Plenary session (room 01.13):

                                                         Film of boys’ companies’ performances, and                                                                      discussion, led by

                                                        Perry Mills, Director of Edward’s Boys (King                                                                       Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon)

                                                        ‘In the Company of Edward’s Boys (Little Eyases in                                                         the 21st Century)’

                                                        Chair: Professor Elisabeth Dutton (Fribourg)