Ibn Butlân Tacuinum sanitatis, Latin with German translation c.1400 composite from BNF MS lat 9333 folios 92v, 85r, and 90v.

Saturday 17 October 2020


Consumption, Performance, and Early Theatre






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Due to the taxing nature of on-screen interaction, all but the first session consists of two papers to allow for a break each hour.

9.00-9.30 Registration, log-in, and sound-check.   


9.00-9.40 Welcome: Daisy Black (University of Wolverhampton).   


9.40-11.10 Session 1: Food, Blood, and Violence   
Lucy Deacon (University of Edinburgh):
‘Blood, Tears and Forbidden Wine: Substitutes for Water in the Ta’ziyeh’s Karbala Cycle.’
Elisabeth Dutton (Université de Fribourg and Liv Robinson (Universities of Birmingham and Fribourg):
‘Last Supper, First Communion.’
Philip Butterworth (University of Leeds):
‘If your Bob doesn’t give our Bob that bob that your Bob owes our Bob, then our Bob’ll give your Bob a bob on’t nose: The Game of Abobbed.’


11.10-11.30 Coffee/Tea break with optional discussion group


11.30-12.30 Session 2: Good and Bad Hospitality   
Alexandra Claridge (University of Liverpool):
‘All Consuming Ideas in the Late Medieval Subtlety.’
Nadia van Pelt (Tecyhnische Universiteit Delft):
‘Spanish Musicians at sea with Katherine of Aragon: New Evidence.’


12.30-13.15 Lunch   


13.15-14.15 Session 3: Transformative Feasts   
Elsa Strietman (Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge):
‘The Transformation of History: nothing new under the sun. Rhetoricians and history.’
Jodi-Anne George (University of Dundee):
‘Breaking (and Making) Bread in Jesus, Queen of Heaven and the Chester Last Supper Pageant.’


14.15-14.45 Tea break with optional discussion groups   


14.45-15.45 Session 4: Moralising Consumption   
Cathy Hume (University of Bristol):
The Life of Job and virtuous feasting.’
Ernst Gerhardt (Laurentian University):
‘Staging Consumption in Lewis Wager’s The Life and Repentance of Mary Magdalene and Jacob and Esau


15.45-16.00 Comfort break


16.00-17.30 Breakout discussion groups and feedback   


18.00-19.00 Business meeting   

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