Program Details

Sherlock Holmes: More Real Than Life Itself

Instructor
Taylor Hagood
Category
Arts & Letters / History
SPL04083
Video Catch-up
Available

Course Description

One of the most enduring characters ever created is the super-sleuth, Sherlock Holmes. His fame and fascination are so great that his own creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, at one point tried to kill him off only to have to bring him back to life to appease the many adoring readers who could not get enough of Holmes and his companion, Dr. John Watson. A commanding stage and screen presence have subsequently kept this character alive in the popular eye, and 221B Baker Street at this very moment in London stands as the site of a very successful museum to a person who never even existed. This lecture considers Holmes and the many ways he has been envisioned and remembered.

About the Instructor

  • Taylor Hagood, PhD, is a professor of American literature at Florida Atlantic University. He has published several books, including Faulkner; Writer of Disability (winner of the 2014 C. Hugh Holman Award for Best Book in Southern Studies), has lectured in venues throughout North America and Europe and was a Fulbright Professor at the University of Munich (2009-2010).

     Lifelong Learning Professorship of Arts and Letters, 2014-2015