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November 12, 2012

Tudor historian Robison to speak at ULM Nov. 15

The University of Louisiana at Monroe English and History Departments will welcome Dr. William B. Robison, professor of history and head of Southeastern Louisiana University’s History Department, who will present a lecture on the subject of the Tudors in popular culture.  

The lecture will begin at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, and will take place in the Hemphill Hall auditorium on the ULM campus.

Admission is free, and open to the public.

Robison will discuss the continuing appeal of the Tudors to film and television audiences from their first appearance onscreen with “The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots” (1895) through such recent productions as “Elizabeth: The Golden Age,” (2007), “The Other Boleyn Girl,” (2008), Showtime’s “The Tudors” (2007-2010), and “Anonymous” (2011).

In addition to co-editing scholarly dictionaries of both the Stuart period and the late middle ages in British history, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in British and early modern history, and offering numerous visiting readings and lectures around the state, Robison has written multiple articles on the Tudors in popular culture.

He is also a musician, published poet and maker of short films.

  His most recent book, “The Tudors on Film and Television,” which he coauthored with Dr. Anna Sue Parrill, is forthcoming in late 2012 from McFarland University Press.

For more information, contact Dr. Julia Guernsey-Pitchford at 318-342-1496 or

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