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      The Dept. of English presents: Carole Levin's 'Elizabeth I, The Virgin Queen: Can A Woman Rule?' in Toronto

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      August 2, 2012

       

      4700 Keele Street
      Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3

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      The Dept. of English presents: Carole Levin's 'Elizabeth I, The Virgin Queen: Can A Woman Rule?'


      Location: Norman's, 203 Bethune College

      Aug 2, 2012, 11:30am-2:30pm

      By the time Elizabeth I was crowned Queen of England at the age of 25, she had already lived through her mother’s execution, four stepmothers and her own imprisonment during the reign of her sister. She was known as the "Virgin Queen" and never married, despite warnings from her advisers that she could not succeed without a husband.

      Elizabeth’s 44-year reign proved them wrong. Carole Levin discusses how this sixteenth-century woman successfully ruled alone during a time of religious strife, foreign threats and great cultural achievement.

      Carole Levin is Willa Cather Professor of History and director of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program at the University of Nebraska, where she has also won awards for her teaching. She is the author of a number of books including The Heart and Stomach of a King: Elizabeth I and the Politics of Sex and Power; Dreaming the English Renaissance: Politics and Desire in Court and Country; and (with John Watkins) Shakespeare’s Foreign Worlds. She has held fellowships at the Newberry Library in Chicago and the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, where in 2009 she curated the exhibit, To Sleep, Perchance to Dream.

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