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Zita Hüsing

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Transcript of Sherlock

Sherlock now and then
Industrial London vs. Digitalised World

Imperial Hub vs. Global Metropolis

Victorian vs. Post-modern society
2010 - ?
Sir Arthur Canon Doyle (1859-1930)
1887- 1927: wrote 4 novels & 56 short stories about Sherlock Holmes
wrote the first detective novels - a new genre
Writing of the Sherlock Holmes Stories
main characters: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson
Villain: Professor James Moriarty
first story: A Study in Scarlet (1887)
Production of the TV series 'Sherlock'
Production and realization: Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss
Two seasons shown in TV so far (length of an episode: 90 min)
Season 1: Episode 1) A Study in Pink
2) The Blind Banker
3) The Great Game
Season 2: Episode 1) A Scandal in Belgravia
2) The Hounds of Baskerville
3) The Reichenbach Fall

Now and Then
The origins and the history of "Sherlock Holmes"

Sherlock Holmes in the 19th and the 21st century

The undying popularity of Sherlock Holmes
Cultural background
The undying popularity of Sherlock Holmes
Stein, Louisa Ellen and Kristina Busse eds. "Sherlock and Transmedia Fandom" Essays on the BBC Series. McFarland & Company, Inc.: London, 2012. Print
Porter, Lynette ed. "Sherlock Holmes for the 21st Century." Essays on New Adaptations. McFarland & Company, Inc.: London, 2012. Print.
Evolution of the Sherlock figure
Science, Rationality, Faith, Deduction

Perceptive Reasoning vs Technology and Deduction

Doylian Übermensch vs. Post-modern anti-hero
Watson and Holmes - The original bromance
Professional Partnership vs. Co-dependent Friendship

Monologue, supporting sidekick vs. Interaction, necessary co-lead

Queer tendencies in Sherlock (BBC)
Appeal and timelessness of the original.

Adaptations and Parodies, Sherlock as "the" detective.

The Internet

Fan fiction
Even though "Sherlock Holmes" is 126 years old, it still enjoys widespread popularity

Cosmetic changes transmit "Sherlock Holmes" to the 21st century

Sherlock Holmes gave and gives rise to an entire genre of stories and characters based on him.
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