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Event: The Critical Heritage of Sherlock Holmes at UCL


Arthur Conan Doyle c.1914

Edwardian scholars may be interested in the following event:

UCL Explores: The Critical Heritage of Sherlock Holmes

From April to June 2013, UCL will bring together academics, enthusiasts, creative practitioners, and popular writers to explore Sherlock Holmes’ critical heritage from all kinds of perspectives and across a number of events.

Starting on April 24, from 6-8PM, Dr Benjamin Poore (York) and Tom Ue (UCL; Birkbeck) will discuss BBC One’s TV drama Sherlock as part of George Potts (UCL) and Marc Farrant (Kingston)’s seminar series ‘Complex TV,’ which focuses on a range of TV programmes that have significantly shaped the medium in the twenty-first century. Poore and Ue will be looking at Moriarty as the series’ super villain, and technology both as a theme and an informing presence on its narrative structure. This meeting will take place at Foster Court 130.

The UCL Festival of the Arts (May 7-17) will launch an interactive display on Holmes’ textual history by Dr Jon Cranfield (Liverpool John Moores) and Ue. Continue reading

CFP: Translating Sherlock Holmes

Translating Sherlock Holmes: The Man, the Myth and the Mania.

Cardiff University, 7-8 November 2013

Organisers: the Crime Narratives in Context research network (CNIC).

The figure of Sherlock Holmes continues to permeate the popular consciousness of readers and writers on a global stage, over 100 years since his first appearance in Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘A Study in Scarlet’. This two-day conference aims to explore the multiple trajectories of such a figure – across histories, cultures and genres – and to investigate how and why this figure, and the ‘crime culture’ he inhabits, has translated so successfully into the 21 century.

To this end, we would welcome contributions (and panel suggestions) on the following topic areas but are open to other proposals: Continue reading