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Lecurer: Pernille Hermann (Aarhus).
Leonora Christina (1621-1698), the daugther of the Danish king Christian IV, spent more than two decades in prison, accused of being the accomplice of her husband, Corfitz Ulfeldt, whom was killed for high treason. From this experience grew a most fascinating autobiography, with high narrative quality and an immensely high amount of details from everyday life in prison. The lecture will introduce to Leonora Christina’s autobiographical works, it will discuss how this highborn 17th-century women created the image of a strong and righteous heroine, and how she renewed the autobiographical genre by establishing new textual dialogues. The autobiography of Leonora Christina Ulfeldt is translated into English in Memoirs of Leonora Christina (transl. F.E. Bunnett) London 1872.
The lecture is a part of the series Me and the World … Autobiography in Medieval and Early Modern Europe.