Les deux corps de la Reine dans la fiction historique

Université Paris Diderot, 28 mars 2019, 14h-15h30. Bâtiment Olympe de Gouges, salle 147. Accès libre.

Dans le cadre des les journées thématiques de l’UFR, le groupe de recherche « Faire le point sur les fictions historiques / Taking a Closer Look at Historical Fiction » du LARCA souhaite proposer un atelier de 1h30 sur le thème “Les deux corps de la Reine dans la fiction historique”

Reprenant le concept introduit par Ernst Kantorowicz en 1957, l’atelier présentera des scènes tirées d’une part du film Elizabeth de Shekhar Kapur  avec Cate Blanchett dans le rôle-titre, et d’autre part de la série TV The Crown de Peter Morgan. À travers une comparaison des deux souveraines, Elisabeth Ire  et Elisabeth II, nous examinerons la façon dont le corps physique de la reine est paré et transformé, voire utilisé et contraint, afin d’incarner la fonction royale.

L’atelier sera présenté par Laurence Cros et Ladan Niayesh, en association avec Marjolaine Boutet, historienne à l’Université de Picardie Jules Verne et spécialiste des séries historiques.

Bibliographie

Kantorowicz, Ernst Hartwig. 1957. The King’s Two Bodies: A Study in Mediaeval Political Theology. Princeton University Press.

Richards, Judith M. 1997. “‘To Promote a Woman to Beare Rule’: Talking of Queens in Mid-Tudor England”. The Sixteenth Century Journal 28, no. 1 (Spring): 101-121

Scholz, Susanne. 2000. Body Narratives: Writing the Nation and Fashioning the Subject in Early Modern England. Palgrave Macmillan.

Herrup, Cynthia. 2006. “The King’s Two Genders”. Journal of British Studies 45, no. 3 (July): 493-510

Arenfeldt, Pernille, Martin Kohlrausch, and Xenia Von Tippelskirch. 2006. The Body of the Queen: Gender and Rule in the Courtly World, 1500-2000. Edited by Schulte Regina. Berghahn Books.

Peripheral Knowledges

“Peripheral Knowledges”, an interdisciplinary seminar, aims to combine insights from contemporary debates in critical race theory and decolonial studies on knowledge production. This research seminar replaces the “Écrire l’Histoire Depuis Les Marges” (EHDLM) – Paris Diderot seminar, an extension of the EHDLM project https://hdlm.hypotheses.org/ (2013-2016) funded by the IDEX USPC, which had focused on African-American history and thought. In the period 2019-2023, the “Peripheral Knowledges” seminar will extend its purview to address questions pertaining to decolonising knowledge in global norths and souths.

Decentring Euro-American paradigms of knowledge production, “Peripheral Knowledges” engages with the critique of the Eurocentric dichotomous relation between the west and the rest, knowledge and non-knowledge, and the knowing subject and the performing object. Rooted in disparate geographical locations and academic terrains, it makes the case for reading diverse forms of postcolonial, people of colour, diasporic and minority-discourse knowledges that traditionally occupy the peripheries in university curriculum in global norths. Engaging with the diversity of genealogies of thinking, remembering, performing and producing knowledges is one of the primary objectives of the seminar.

Through a series of presentations, readings, lectures and workshops, this research seminar responds to the long-pending but urgent global demand for the establishment of a non-Eurocentric academy. Conventional academic taxonomies of history, literature, culture, aesthetics, and politics appear porous when criss-crossing lines of knowledges begin to dismantle norms and monoliths of disciplinary boundaries. “Peripheral Knowledges” signals such a move away from Eurocentric enunciation and repetition of knowledge and intellectual practices with a view to engaging with pluriversal ways of being in our world(s), thereby revisiting the question of a new universalism based on these conversations.