When Season 1 of Bridgerton debuted in December 2020, it became the most-watched English-language series on Netflix ever — and when Season 2 premiered in March 2022, the show broke its own record. In this talk, Professor Casie Legette will think about some reasons for the show’s huge popularity, paying particular attention to the way it made a "fan-fiction" version of Regency England available and accessible to non-white viewers. This event is part of Screen Time with Your Humanities Professors, a series that investigates pop culture in surprising and revealing ways. Free lunch, students of all majors welcome. Sponsored by the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.
Casie LeGette is Associate Professor of English at UGA. She’s a specialist in Romantic Literature, and her courses range from Jane Austen to poetry to British literature across the Empire.