Talk: Early Modern Queens on Screen
Winchester: Saturday 2 November, 10.00–11.00
Talk synopsis: This talk will highlight the range of typologies or stereotypes employed to depict the lives of premodern queens on film such as victors, victims, villains, virgins and viragoes. A wide range of films will be discussed as examples, from classic films of the 1930s to the multi-award winning recent film The Favourite.
Speaker bio: Dr Elena (Ellie) Woodacre is a senior lecturer at the University of Winchester who has published extensively on queenship and royal studies. Elena organises the ‘Kings & Queens’ conferences and the Royal Studies Network and is editor-in-chief of the Royal Studies Journal. Elena also co-edits two book series: Queens of England(Routledge) and Gender and Power in the Premodern World(ARC Humanities Press).