Representing the Tudors - the programme


9.15 - 9.45am    Registration 
9.45 - 11.00       Welcome and keynote

Keynote Speech

Dr Jerome de Groot (University of Manchester)
The discreet sigh of flesh against flesh': affect, materiality and ghostliness

11.00 - 11.30     Coffee

11.30 - 1pm     Parallel sessions

Panel 1: Shaping the past in the present

Hank Dobin (Washington and Lee University, ‘The Lore of the Ring: Elizabeth and Essex’

Laura Saxton (Australian Catholic University), ‘Knowing Anne: Accuracy and Authenticity in Representations of Anne Boleyn'.

Mary Spongberg (University of Technology), Sydney, ‘George IV as Henry VIII: Writing Political Dissent as Historical Biography’

Panel 2: The Tudors in Fiction

Terri Baker (Mount Royal University), “[O]ne day her husband saw her naked and  glimpsed her  serpent’s tail:” Hilary Mantel re-imagines English female consorts in Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies

Charlotte Beyer (University of Gloucestershire), “I stand out like a raven”: Female Detection and the Tudor Period in Nancy Bilyeau’s Crime Fiction 

Pilvi Rajamäe (University of Tartu), ‘New learning and new mores in ’Old England’:  the Henrician religious settlement in John Buchan’s historical novel The Blanket of the Dark

1 - 2pm        Lunch

2 - 3.30pm     

Panel 3: Wales and the Tudors: Cultural Heritage

Madeleine Gray (University of South Wales), ‘Representing the early Tudor church.’

Rachel Grainger and Márta Minier (University of South Wales), ‘Marketing the Tudors: Interactivity and Historical Interpretation in Marketing Strategies: the Welsh National Opera's 'Tudor Trilogy' (2013)’

3.30 - 4pm    Tea

4 - 5.00pm    Parallel sessions

Panel  4:  Television and the Tudors

Leanne Bibby (Leeds Beckett University) ‘Televised Tudors and Popular Evidence: The Work of ‘Authentic’ Documents in Historical Entertainment’

Catherine Fletcher (University of Sheffield) ‘Televising Wolf Hall: A historical adviser reflects’

Panel 5: Ideal Images?

Jane Finucane (University of South Wales), Tudor Queens as educational prodigies 

Martin Spies (Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen),‘Posing as the Nine Days Queen: Representations of Lady Jane Grey in Victorian Tableaux Vivants and Pictorial Photographs’ 

5.30 - 6.30pm    Buffet dinner  

6.30 - 7.45pm        Creative Keynote

Creative Keynote: Fictionalising the Tudors

Novelists Vanora Bennett, Suzannah Dunn, Elizabeth Fremantle.

7.45pm     Wine Reception


9.45 - 11.00     Keynote 

Keynote speech

Dr Charlotte Bolland (National Portrait Gallery, London) and Dr Cécile Maisonneuve (Réunion des Musées Nationaux, Paris), "Au-dela de Barbe-Bleue": Presenting Les Tudors in Paris

11.00 - 11.30     Coffee

11.30 - 1pm     Parallel sessions

Panel 6: Shaping Identities

Jonathan Durrant (University of South Wales), ‘Elizabethan Screen Drama, National Identity and the Iniquities of Old Enemies’

Miranda Kaufmann, ‘Representing the Black Tudors’

Regina Poertner (Swansea University) ‘The Tudors and World War I’

Panel 7:  Writing Fiction

Ingibjörg Ágústsdóttir, (University of Iceland,) ‘Why Write Fiction About the Tudors? The Writers’ Perspective’

Sarah Kennedy (Mary Baldwin College), ‘Liberating Tudor Women: An Imagined History’

Catherine Padmore (La Trobe University), ‘The Tudor paintrix in twenty-first century fiction’ 


1 - 2pm        Lunch

2 - 3.30pm     Parallel sessions

Panel  9:  Constructing an image

Rhian Addison (Watts Gallery), ‘Constructed Appendage: The role of the breast in imagery of Elizabeth I’ 

Susana de Magalhaes Oliveira (CEAUL/ULICES), ‘Through the eyes of the ambassadors: Written representations of the Tudors’ 

Maria de Jesus Crespo Candeias Velez Relvas (Universidade Aberta, Portugal; CEAUL/ULICES), ‘The Iconography of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I: Some considerations on the Power of Image’ 

Panel  10 : Health and the Tudors

Kyra Cornelius Kramer (Independent Scholar), ‘The Emperor’s New Sperm’

Kathryn Ward (Franklin University), ‘Representations of the Tudors: How issues of health, healthcare and mortality affect how the Tudors are represented in the Showtime TV series The Tudors 

3.30-4pm    Tea

4-5pm        Final Panel: Discussion