“Screaming Queens and Perverted Emperors: Sexuality and the Religious Epic in 1930s Hollywood” – Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

February 29, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Europe/London Timezone
Main Building, Council Chamber - Cardiff University
Park Pl
Cardiff, Cardiff CF10 3AT


In partner ship with Pride Cymru,  Enfys –  Cardiff University and The Gathering we welcome Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones, who’s talk will focus on Hollywood movies, specifically bible epics and gay identities in America in the 1930’s.

Lloyd took up his position as a lecturer in Ancient History at Edinburgh University in August 2004. He was appointed Senior Lecturer in 2010.

He recevied his PhD and MA from the University of Wales, Cardiff, and his BA from the University of Hull.

His research focuses on ancient Iran and the Near East, on ancient Greek culture and the interaction of east-west in antiquity. He also has a keen interest in gender history, dress and body studies, and the reception of antiquity in the arts and popular culture, especially film.

He was born in Cefn Cribwr in South Wales, and speaks Welsh. In his spare time he enjoys live theatre and live music (especially baroque opera), cinema (classic Hollywood in particular), museums and art galleries, rugby, comedy, and eating out: all pursuits which Edinburgh can supply in abundance. For many years he worked as a theatre director. He is a founding member of Mappa Mundi Theatre Company and frequently direct and design productions for them and for Edinburgh-based companies. He enjoys travelling (especially to the Middle East) and is (still) learning Persian.