Richard III: Histories--Transformations--Afterlives

A one-day conference on 25 March 2015

This one-day conference coincides with the interment of Richard III at Leicester Cathedral on 26 March 2015. The programme will appear here as it takes shape and the day will conclude with a private guided tour of Richard III Visitor Centre in Leicester city centre, which commemorates the discovery in 2012 of Richard III's remains, just 200 metres from the De Montfort University campus.

The conference flyer (which is also the Call for Papers) is linked on the left. Registration for the conference (standard £55, student/unwaged £30) is now open using the other link on the left. The conference will take place in De Montfort's 14th-century Trinity House, The Newarke, Leicester, LE2 7BY, which is here:


Draft Programme for the Day

9.30-10am Coffee

10-11am Prof Graham Holderness (University of Hertfordshire) "'Baghdad Richard': Richard III in Arabia"

11am-12noon Prof Judith Buchanan (University of York) "'For This Was I Ordained': Shakespeare's Richard Meets History's Richard in the Ruins of Middleham Castle"

12noon-1pm Lunch

1-3.30pm Short Papers

Cristina Mourón-Figueroa (University of Santiago de Compostela) "Creating Literary Monsters: The Myths of Dracula and Richard III from a Comparative Perspective"

Megan Holman (University of Northumbria) "'This poisonous bunch-backed toad': Shakespeare, Graphic Novels, and the Body of Richard III"

Ged Hodgson (De Montfort University) "Charles Knight's Pictorial Edition of Shakespeare's Richard III"

Iago Boán-Francis (University of Salamanca) "Richard III's Deformity and Fairness: An Analysis of two Opposing Literary Portraits of King Richard III"

Josephine McQuail (Tennessee Technological University) "Times Deceased: William Blake's History Play Fragments"

Andrew Maunder (University of Hertfordshire) "Really Richard: Child Actors and Shakespeare's Villain, 1800-1852"

3.30-4pm Coffee

4-5pm Gillian Piggott in discussion with Andrew Jarvis "Richard Redressed: Richard III, the English Shakespeare Company and Cultural Materialism"

5-6pm Drinks Reception to close the conference