Event: Challenger Unbound


One-Day Symposium on Arthur Conan Doyle’s Professor Challenger Narratives

Challenger Unbound

Department of English, UCL, 9 December 2013

A century has passed since the publication of Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World. This one-day symposium offers an ideal opportunity to take stock of the Professor Challenger narratives and to reassess what these three novels and two short stories can offer to new generations of scholars, students, and enthusiasts.


Professor John Sutherland, Lord Northcliffe Professor Emeritus of Modern English Literature, Department of English Language and Literature, UCL

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Ian Duncan, Professor and Florence Green Bixby Chair in English, Department of English, University of California, Berkeley

Professor Michael Saler, Professor of History, Department of History, University of California, Davis

Professor Jeremy Tambling, Professor of Literature, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, University of Manchester

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