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Event :: Conan Doyle and London
9 September, 2019

Event :: Conan Doyle and London

We're really looking forward to attending this important symposium at Senate House, London in November - hosted by the Institute of English Studies, University of London. This great event comes in a timely fashion for us as we have just released a profile on Victorian London as part of our Character Collection written by Alistair Duncan. 

Alistair Duncan was nominated by the Conan Doyle Estate to write the profile and is a member of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London and the author of five books on Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle. Read Here. 

A Little Insider Knowledge 

One of the Conan Doyle Estate's network (ex Physics Professor, M.C.Black, who leads excellent walks in London on Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes) has pointed out that the footprint of the Senate House where he used to have an office, covers what was once 23 Montague Place, where Arthur lived in 1891.

The Event - Conan Doyle and London

15 November 2019, 9.15am - 6.30pm
Senate House, London

“Dickens’ London. And Conan Doyle’s—just as legendary, in its own way.”
Franco Moretti, Atlas of the European Novel 1800-1900.

Our symposium will explore the relationship between Arthur Conan Doyle and the city most associated with him. London was not just the place where hansom cabs drew up outside 221b Baker Street to disgorge new problems for the great detective. It was also home to the medical district around Harley Street where Conan Doyle hired consulting rooms and vainly waited for patients, to new build suburbs like South Norwood where he moved with his young family in 1891, and to the network of Spiritualist meeting places described in his novel of 1925, The Land of Mist. Conan Doyle’s work has always had popular appeal, and now attracts a growing critical and scholarly interest. Conan Doyle and London is the first event associated with a new scholarly enterprise from Edinburgh University Press, The Edinburgh Edition of the Works of Arthur Conan Doyle.

Speakers

Catherine Cooke (Sherlock Holmes Society of London),
Jonathan Cranfield (Twentieth-Century Victorian: Arthur Conan Doyle and the Strand Magazine),
Christine Ferguson (The Occult Imagination in Britain),
Andrew Glazzard (The Case of Sherlock Holmes),
Douglas Kerr (Conan Doyle: Writing, Profession, and Practice),
Roger Luckhurst (Science Fiction: A Literary History).
Event organised in conjunction with the Institute of English Studies

Attendance £35 (standard) and £30 (concession). Advance online registration required. 

Book your place HERE

Institute of English Studies

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