F407 Fall 2018 Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall: A Fresh Angle on the Tudor Matter
Wednesdays, 9:40–11:05, September 19–Nov. 7
Instructor: Ellen Moody
We'll read Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall and discuss Bring Up the Bodies. Our context will be nonfictionalized biographies of Tudor/Stuart queens and the immensely popular film adaptations of the Henry VIII Tudor matter, especially Wolf Hall and The Other Boleyn Girl. Our goal is to explore historical fiction, romance, and film, and to ask why this particular era appeals so strongly.
Ellen Moody has a PhD in English literature and was a lecturer in senior colleges for over 30 years. She has written and published two books, many essays, and reviews on early modern to contemporary literature, film adaptation, and translation. As an independent scholar she maintains a scholarly literary website and three blogs, attends conferences where she regularly presents papers, and joins in with others in reading and discussing books and movies.