Representing the Tudors: an interdisciplinary conference
Country: United Kingdom
Abstr. due: 09.01.2015
Dates: 10.07.15 — 11.07.15
Area Of Sciences: History and archeology;
Organizing comittee e-mail: email@example.com.
Organizers: University of South Wales
This conference aims to bring together scholars working in a variety of fields to encourage dialogue between different perspectives and methodologies when engaging with the question of “representing the Tudors.”
The Tudors are more popular now than ever before: appropriations and representations of the Tudor and Elizabethan past are a major part of today’s culture. Henry VIII and Elizabeth I are two of Britain’s most potent cultural icons, manifested for instance in the large number of visitors to historical sites linked to these two famous monarchs, and the number of novels in which they feature. Tudor images, ideas, narratives, adaptations, and re-imaginings are found aplenty in popular culture, literature, the arts, and the media. Their appeal is wide-ranging and varied, manifested among other things in the countless blog and special interest sites devoted to them online, and in the vast number of books published on various aspects of Tudor history and culture.
Call for papers
We invite proposals for papers that consider any aspect of this topic.
Topics might include, but are not limited to:
The Tudors and feminism
Representations of Tudor women
The Tudors and literature
The Tudor Age in contemporary art
The Tudors in contemporary film and TV
Representations of the Tudors and adaptation theory
The Tudors in architecture and design
Representations of Tudor fashion
The Tudors and contemporary fan culture
The Tudors and British tourism
The Tudors and Wales
Terrible Tudors and Horrible Histories