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Sherlock Holmes in context

Sherlock Holmes in context

Naidu, Samantha, editor; University College, London, host institution

This book of interdisciplinary essays serves to situate the original Sherlock Holmes, and his various adaptations, in a contemporary cultural context. This collection is prompted by three main and related questions: firstly, why is Sherlock Holmes such an enduring and ubiquitous cultural icon; This book of interdisciplinary essays serves to situate the original Sherlock Holmes, and his various adaptations, in a contemporary cultural context. This collection is prompted by three main and related questions: firstly, why is Sherlock Holmes such an enduring and ubiquitous cultural icon; secondly, why is it that Sherlock Holmes, nearly 130 years after his birth, is enjoying such a spectacular renaissance; and, thirdly, what sort of communities, imagined or otherwise, have arisen around this figure since the most recent resurrections of Sherlock Holmes by popular media? Covering various media and genres (TV, film, literature, theatre) and scholarly approaches, this comprehensive collection offers cogent answers to these questions

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Published London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
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Statement of responsibility: Sam Naidu, editor
ISBN: 1137555955, 9781137555953
Note: Includes QR code.
Note: Based on papers from the "Sherlock Holmes: Past and Present" conference held at University College London, June 20-22, 2013.
Note: Formerly CIP.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: x, 206 pages : illustrations
Series: Crime files
Subject: English; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900; Detective and mystery stories, English.; Literary studies: c 1900 to c 2000; Holmes, Sherlock Congresses.; Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930 Characters Sherlock Holmes Congresses.; Literature: history & criticism; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Holmes, Sherlock; Literary studies: general; Detective and mystery stories, English History and criticism Congresses.; United Kingdom, Great Britain; Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930; 19th century, c 1800 to c 1899; Ireland; Literature
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series Title: Crime files series.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781137555946

Contents

  1. Introduction.
  2. “All that Matters is the Work”; Ann McClellan.
  3. Clients who disappear and colleagues who cannot compete; Benedick Turner.- 
  4. “I, Too, Mourn the Loss"; Charlotte Beyer.
  5. The Trickster, Remixed: Sherlock Holmes as Master of Disguise; Benjamin Poore.
  6. Holmes and his Boswell in Cosplay and Roleplay; Lynn Duffy.
  7. A “Horrific Breakdown of Reason”; Sam Naidu.
  8. Sherlock Holmes and the Fiction of Agency; Martin Wagner.
  9. The Savage Subtext of The Hound of the Baskervilles; David Grylls.
  10. Holmes into Challenger.; Douglas Kerr.
  11. Modernising Holmes; Emily Garside.