Semester: Wintersemester 2015/2016

3.02.122 S Detecting Sherlock Holmes: Victorian Crime Fictions and their Neo-Victorian Revisions


Veranstaltungstermin

  • Montag: 10:00 - 12:00, wöchentlich

Beschreibung

The seminar is at the same time an homage to and an analysis of the world's most famous consulting detective: Sherlock Holmes. Approaching the topic from a neo-Victorian angle, the course aims to trace the aspects that inspire and eventually necessitate a revision of this Victorian super sleuth and his principal method, the science of deduction. Revisiting this character will lead us to address issues as diverse as gender and cognition, sexuality and technology, fans and genres and, of course, crime. Consequently, we will discuss a number of Victorian and neo-Victorian text, all of which have in common that they engage in a confrontation with the past in order to reassess and rewrite Victorian crime fictions whose influence shape British culture up to the present day.

Please read/ watch:

Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Ed. Richard Lancelyn Green. Oxford: OUP, 2008.
–. The Memoires of Sherlock Holmes. Ed. Christopher Roden. Oxford: OUP, 2009.
Sherlock Holmes. Dir. Guy Ritchie. Perf. Robert Downey, Jr., Jude Law. Warner Bros., 2009.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Dir. Guy Ritchie. Perf. Robert Downey, Jr., Jude Law. Warner Bros., 2011.
Sherlock: Season One. Dir. Various. Perf. Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, 2010.
Sherlock: Season Two. Dir. Various. Perf. Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, 2012.
Sherlock: Season Three. Dir. Various. Perf. Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, 2014.

DozentIn

Studienmodule

  • ang612 Periods and Key Figures in Literary and Cultural History
  • gen220 Geschlecht und Moderne
  • gen222 Geschlecht und Moderne

Studienbereiche

  • Studium generale / Gasthörstudium

Für Gasthörende / Studium generale geöffnet:
Ja

Hinweise zur Teilnahme für Gasthörende
Die Veranstaltung wird in englischer Sprache gehalten.

Lehrsprache
englisch

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