Sherlock Holmes is an iconic figure within cultural narratives. More recently, Conan Doyle has also appeared as a fictional figure in contemporary novels and films, confusing the boundaries between fiction and reality. This collection investigates how Holmes and Doyle have gripped the public imagination to become central figures of modernity.
CLIVE BLOOM Emeritus Professor of English and American Studies at Middlesex University, UK CLAUDIA CAPANCIONI Lecturer in English at Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln, UK AMANDA J. FIELD was advertising and promotions manager of IBM UK until she left to pursue academic study, gaining an MA and a PhD in Film Studies from the University of Southampton , UK ANDREW LYCETT Biographer of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature NEIL MCCAW Reader in Literature and Culture at the University of Winchester, UK SOUVIK MUKHERJEE Researcher examining how videogames inform and challenge current conceptions of technicity, identity and culture BRAN NICOL Reader in Modern and Contemporary Literature at the University of Portsmouth, UK HARVEY O'BRIEN Lecturer in Film Studies at University College Dublin, Ireland JENNIFER S. PALMER Retired teacher and independent scholar PATRICIA PULHAM Reader in Victorian Literature at the University of Portsmouth, UK TERRY SCARBOROUGH College Professor in the Department of English at Okanagan College, Kelowna, Canada