The British Monarchy on Screen
23-24 November 2012
Hosted by the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Senate House
A conference convened by the University of London Screen Studies Group, the Institute of English Studies, the department of Media Arts and the Centre for International Theatre and Performance Research at Royal Holloway, University of London.
With Madonna’s W.E on the Wallis Simpson-Edward VIII romance attempting to exploit the Oscar-winning success of The King’s Speech and The Queen, and a film drama on Diana’s romance with heart surgeon Hasnat Khan in production, this Diamond Jubilee year seems the appropriate time to consider the historic past and current effusion of film and television representations of the British monarchy.
This conference is closed.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23
|10.00-10.15||Welcome and Introduction: Mandy Merck (Royal Holloway, University of London)|
TUDORBETHAN DRAMA IN FILM AND TELEVISION
Chairs: Mandy Merck and John Hill (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Victoria Duckett (Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne): 'Her Majesty Moves: Sarah Bernhardt, Queen Elizabeth (1912), and the Development of Motion Pictures'
Glyn Davis (University of Edinburgh): 'Queering the Queen: Quentin Crisp as Elizabeth I'
Basil Glynn (Independent television scholar): 'The Tudors (2007-2010) and the International, Post-National and Post-Historical TV Series'
|1.00-1.30||Discussion of morning presentations|
Chair: Chris Berry (King's College London)
Ian Christie (Birkbeck College, University of London): 'Early Cinema and the British Monarchy: Filming Queen Victoria's Jubilee'
Steven Fielding (University of Nottingham): 'Victoria on the Screen: The Heart of a Heartless Political World'
James Downs (Independent scholar): 'Walbrook's Royal Waltzes: Anton Walbrook as Prince Albert'
|4.30-5.15||Discussion of afternoon presentations|
JOHN COFFIN MEMORIAL PUBLIC LECTURE
Introduced by Brian Winston (University of Lincoln)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24
|9.30-10.00||Late Registration and Coffee|
THE ROYAL FAMILY BY THE SAMUELSON FAMILY
Chair: Erica Carta (King's College London)
Jude Cowan Montague (Independent film scholar): 'Sixty Years a Queen (WG Barker and GB Samuelson, 1913)'
Sydney Samuelson (editor, cinematographer, founder of Samuelson Film Service, and later Britain's first Film Commissioner) in conversation with Erica Carter (King's College, University of London): 'Documenting the Royal Family: The Colonial Film Unit'
THE POPULAR USES OF ROYAL REPRESENTATION
Chair: James Curran (Goldsmiths College)
Karen Lury (University of Glasgow): 'The Queen Has Two Bodies: Amateur Film, Civic Culture, and the Rehearsal of Monarchy'
Ruth Adams (King's College, University of London): 'The Queen on the Big Screen(s): Outdoor Screens and Public Congregations'
Jo Stephenson (Queen Mary, University of London): 'The Regal Catwalk: Royal Weddings and the Media Promotion of British Fashion'
|12.45-1.15||Discussion of Morning Presentations|
THE MONARCHY IN CONTEMPORARY BRITISH CINEMA
Mandy Merck (Royal Holloway, University of London): 'Queen of a Nation, Queen of Hearts: Melodrama and Docudrama in The Queen (2006)'
Nicola Rehling (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki): 'When Words Fail: The King's Speech (2010) as Melodrama'
Deidre Gilfedder (Université de Paris-Dauphine): 'The King's Speech (2010): An Allegory of Imperial Rapport'
|5.00-5.45||Discussion of afternoon presentations and close|
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