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Introduction and welcome

Professor Douglas Kerr

Keynote 1

Professor Robert Hampson, Royal Holloway, University of London -- “Narratives of Empire”

Panel 1, Journeys

Ingibjörg Ágústsdóttir, “the snowdrops of Scotland still fresh in our glasses”, Arthur Conan Doyle and the Arctic

Anne Chapman, “There is nothing so artistic as a haze”, the periodical context, evasive genres and unstable authority of ‘The Glamour of the Arctic’

Mike Wilkinson An “Awe-ful” Journey – Spiritualism, Science, and Narrative Energy in Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Wanderings of a Spiritualist

Chair, Jonathan Cranfield

Panel 2, Genres

Nils Clausson The Narratologist vs. the Detective, The Structure of the Holmes Stories Re-examined

Mark Alberstat Conan Doyle and Sport Writing

Douglas Kerr ‘Genre Games, Conan Doyle and Imperial Gothic’

Chair, Christine Ferguson


‘The Adventure of the Dying Detective’ by Arthur Conan Doyle, performed by Robert Lloyd Parry (https,//

Round table discussion — Editing Conan Doyle for the new Edinburgh edition

Jonathan Cranfield, editor, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Douglas Kerr, editor, Memories and Adventures
Christine Ferguson, editor, The Land of Mist
Roger Luckhurst, editor, Round the Red Lamp
James Machin, editor, The Stark Munro Letters

Panel 3, Empire

Mark Jones Parables of Empire, Conan Doyle’s imperial crisis in Tales of Long Ago

Maria João Brito The Fog from the East, Representations of the Orient in the Sherlockian Canon

Niyati Sharma Stimulating Clues and Imperial Boredom in Sherlock Holmes

Chair, Robert Hampson

Panel 4, Holmeses

Sheldon Goldfarb, “Thematic Richness in the Sherlock Holmes Stories”

Antonija Primorac “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth”, The Case of Sherlock Holmes and his early 20th century Doppelgängers

Saverio Tomaiuolo Detecting the Disease, The Sherlock Holmes Paradigm

Chair, Douglas Kerr

Panel 5, Evidence

Christine D. Myers Smudges, Splashes, and Traces of Blood, Telling Stories via Forensic Evidence

Elizabeth J. Deis and Lowell T. Frye “Disentangling the Most Inextricable Mysteries”, Transformational Clues in the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Josephine Sharoni The Lost World and the Critique of Modernity

Chair, James Machin

Keynote 2

Professor Christine Ferguson, University of Stirling -- “A Post-War Pilgrim’s Progress, Arthur Conan Doyle, The Land of Mist, and Conversion Time”

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