February 25, 2015
The deadline for abstracts for Representing the Tudors: An interdisciplinary conference held at the Treforest Campus on 10-11 July, 2015 has been extended to Monday 23 March.
Confirmed keynote speaker: Dr Jerome de Groot (University of Manchester)
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.
We invite proposals for papers from academics and postgraduates 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
Please send proposals of maximum 250 words for 20-minute papers by Monday 23 March to the conference organisers, Dr Ingibjörg Ágústsdóttir (University of Iceland), Dr Jane Finucane (University of South Wales) and Professor Diana Wallace (University of South Wales) at firstname.lastname@example.org
The organisers are looking into the possibility of a publication or a special journal issue that will feature a selection of papers from the conference.