Representing Royalty: British Monarchs in Contemporary Cinema, 1994-2010

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Autorinnen und Autoren: Kinzler J
Verlag: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Verlagsort: Newcastle
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2018
ISBN: 978-1-5275-1105-7
Sprache: Englisch


Since the early days of cinema, filmmakers have been intrigued by the
lives and loves of British monarchs. The most recent productions by ITV
and Netflix show that the fascination with British royalty continues
unabated both in Britain and around the world.

This book examines
strategies of representing power and the staging of myths of power in
seven popular films about British monarchs that were made after the
mid-1990s revival of the “royal biopic” genre. By combining approaches
from cultural studies with concepts and theories from the humanities,
such as film studies and art history, it offers a comprehensive
understanding of the cinematic portraits of royalty. In addition, the
volume opens up new perspectives on how meaning is generated in films
about the monarchy and on the connections between the biographical
narratives. The introductory chapter to the case studies reviews the
different academic positions on representations of royalty, provides a
toolkit for studying the subject and demonstrates ways to approach the
films. The book addresses questions of historical context and goes
beyond a mere exploration of historical accuracy to reveal the films’
underlying ideological aims.

As such, it makes a distinctive new
contribution to the growing body of interdisciplinary work on the
British monarchy in general and its cinematic representations in
particular. It is the first monograph about representational mechanisms
of royal identities and British past(s) in royal films such as
Elizabeth, The Queen and The King’s Speech.

FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Kinzler, Julia
Lehrstuhl für Anglistik, insbesondere Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft


Kinzler, J. (2018). Representing Royalty: British Monarchs in Contemporary Cinema, 1994-2010. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Kinzler, Julia. Representing Royalty: British Monarchs in Contemporary Cinema, 1994-2010. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018.


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