Early European Puppetry Studies Conference

Event time: 
Friday, October 13, 2023 - 9:00am to Saturday, October 14, 2023 - 5:30pm
HQ 276 See map
320 York St
Event description: 

Join the Departments of English and Humanities, the Elizabethan Club, Whitney Humanities Center, and the MacMillan Center October 13-14 for an interdisciplinary conference to launch the field of Early European Puppetry Studies. Scholars from across North America and Europe will explore a wide range of performing objects to locate fruitful avenues for using puppetry as a framework to analyze art, literature, culture, and performance traditions in late medieval and early modern Europe. Sessions include puppetry’s intersection with children, dolls, transgression, death and violence, bodies and materiality, articulated Christ sculptures, records and reconstructions, and cover various regions including England, Spain, the Mediterranean, and more.