Published DateLACONIA — "The Case of the Wildly Popular Detective," a lecture on the great fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, will be held on Wednesday, March 13 at 11 a.m. in the Woodside Building at the Taylor Community.
Holmes is the most portrayed literary character of all time, with over 230 representations in film alone, and the recent spate of Sherlock Holmes movies, television shows, and literary adaptations indicate the Great Detective is alive and well in the 21st century. Over the past century, Sherlockians have created societies like the Baker Street Irregulars, written articles sussing out the 'sources' of Doyle's works, and, most recently, developed an entire online world of Holmesian fan fiction. Sherlock Holmes is now a multi-million dollar industry, but why has Sherlock Holmes remained so popular?
Plymouth State University's Professor Ann McClellan will explore this question in a fascinating
discussion surrounding the origins of Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective, Sherlock Holmes.
The lecture tracks Holmes's incarnations in literature, film, advertising and modern media in order to crack the case on this wildly popular detective. Dr. Ann McClellan, associate professor of 20th Century British Literature for Plymouth State University, received her PhD from the University of Cincinatti. Dr. McClellan specializes in Twentieth century British literature and her work explores the complex relationships between literature and culture, with research ranging from fictional representations of British women intellectuals to her current project on fan culture and the popularity of Sherlock Holmes.
This lecture is presented as part of the 2013 Plymouth State University (PSU) Lecture Series, a joint effort with PSU's Division of Online and Continuing Studies and the Taylor Community of Laconia, and is sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB).
Seating is limited and can be reserved by calling the Taylor Community at 524-5600.
Dr. Ann McClellan, associate professor of 20th Century British Literature at Plymouth State University, will lead "The Case of the Wildly Detective, Sherlock Holmes" for Lakes Region residents on Wednesday, March 13 at the Taylor Community in Laconia. (Courtesy photo)