TIDES 1710-01 Fall 2012
The Tudors in Novels and Film
Dr. Margaret M. Keenan (Meg)
Assistant Director, CEPA, Murphy Institute
Adjunct Professor, Newcomb-Tulane College TIDES
101 Tilton Hall
Monday, Sep 24, 2012: Tour of Nadine Vorhoff LibraryTour of Vorhoff Library in Caroline Richardson Building and a research instruction class led by Women's Studies Librarian Bea Calvert.
Saturday, Dec 1, 2012: Romeo and JulietGreat Hall of the New Orleans Museum of Art
Welcome to your LibGuide for
TIDES 1710-01 The Tudors in Novels and Film!
Here, you'll find helpful resources for examining:
- Popular depictions of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Mary Tudor, and Elizabeth I
- The English Reformation and Counter-REformation
- The fall of Anne Boleyn
- Treason and heresy
- Sixteenth-century views on women's sexuality and female rulers
- English sixteenth-century paleography
Fall 2012 Theme: "Reconnecting with the Tangible"
Questions to Investigate:
- Do creators of historical fiction have obligations to audiences? Do they have obligations to the dead (or the memories of the dead)?
- Are some types of historical fiction where it is particularly important to achieve historical accuracy and others where it is less important?
- Do anachronisms necessarily detract from historical fiction?
- Where do we draw the line between historical fiction as art (i.e. literature and film) and historical fiction as entertainment (i.e. bodice-rippers and blockbusters)? Is it helpful to draw such a distinction?
Google Books and Other Sources
Google's is not the only wholesale digitization effort going on. Microsoft, Yahoo, and numerous university presses and other publishers teamed up in Fall 2005 to form the Open Content Alliance (OCA; http://www.opencontentalliance.org/) The OCA intends to build a multilingual and multimedia collection. OCA books will in the future be accessible directly through the OCA website and indexed through Yahoo, but are best browed or searched at present through the "texts" section of the Internet Archive site at http://www.archive.org/details/texts.
There are also projects that attempt to index available e-books. The Digital Book Index (DBI) at http://www.digitalbookindex.org/ has kept up reasonably well with existing projects, and the Online Books Page (http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/) links to 25,000 free e-books, but these figures will be dwarfed by the Google and OCA projects.