Dr Rebecca Moore of the University of Arkansas, United States of America, examines the ways in which Henry VIII used poetics and performances to establish the iconography of his court and the relevance, within this context, of Henry’s specific choice of the older Katherine of Aragon as queen.
Author: Rebecca M. Moore
Rebecca M. Moore is a PhD student in Henrician literature at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA, where she received her Master’s degree in December 2011 after defense of her thesis “The Thundering Throne: Personality, Poetics, and Gender in the Court of King Henry VIII” . Since 2011, she has presented annually at the College English Association Conference, where her 2014 paper, “Education and Agency in The Miseries of Mavillia”, was selected Best in Section. Ms Moore has taught at the University of Arkansas since August 2009 and recently led a course on the creation and mythologizing of history, using Early Tudor England as a focal point. Her current research focuses on the use of allusion, genre, and reference by Henrician poets to express subversive or progressive thought – and how such allusions and alignments are used both to code and legitimize such thought through appeals to tradition and emotion.