Edited Collection on Sherlock Holmes Adaptations


Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories have recently gained new popularity through a variety of adaptations and re-interpretations in a broad variety of media forms. This edited collection will focus on three ways to access these texts: Fan and audience activity, adaptations throughout history and their political and ideological contextualization, and intertextual influences. We welcome submissions for articles of 200 word abstracts on adaptations of Sherlock Holmes. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

– Adaptation in film, television, theatre/performance, graphic novels, games, and other media forms
– Fan activity surrounding all texts, including fan fiction, slash fiction, shipping, online fandom, etc.
– Reception of adaptations
– Historical adaptations
– Influences on other franchises, such as the CSI franchise or The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen graphic novel series, or literary influences, such as Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta series
– Games adaptation from board games to contemporary video gaming
– Adaptation in varying political contexts and systems
– Influences on the genre

Please submit 200 word abstracts by the 2nd of April to Stephanie Jones (sbj@aber.ac.uk), Nia Edwards-Behi (nne09@aber.ac.uk) and Mareike Jenner (mmj09@aber.ac.uk)


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One Response to “Edited Collection on Sherlock Holmes Adaptations”

  1. Nicolle Lamerichs Says:

    Interesting. Can I quickly pinpoint that Kristina Busse and Louisa Stein have recently edited a collection on transmediality and Sherlock Holmes/BBC’s Sherlock that will come out very soon? (Probably late spring or early summer.) What will be original in your book, other than a broader discussion of Sherlock Holmes fandom? Perhaps it’s wise to get in contact with them?

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