Sherlock Holmes in Context

von: Sam Naidu

Palgrave Macmillan, 2017

ISBN: 9781137555953 , 206 Seiten

Format: PDF

Kopierschutz: Wasserzeichen

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Preis: 95,19 EUR

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Sherlock Holmes in Context


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.

Sam Naidu is Associate Professor in the Department of English, Rhodes University, South Africa. Her main research and teaching areas are crime and detective fiction and transnational literature. She has published widely on South African crime and detective fiction and also on indigenous folklore and ethnography in colonial South Africa.