The Adventure of the Mutable Detective

The 2021 BSI Trust Lecture

‘The Adventure of the Mutable Detective’.

Registration is now open for the first annual BSI Trust Lecture. This free Zoom webinar is open to everyone but does require advance registration.

Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 2pm Eastern Daylight Time/7pm British Summer Time

                *  Online using Zoom!
                *  Open to all Sherlockians & the public!
                *  Free – no registration fee!
                *  Advance registration required
                *  Registration closes when event reaches capacity

Almost 350 actors have played Sherlock Holmes on the screen since the silent film era. Each actor brings his (and sometimes her) unique interpretation to the role. But it’s not only the actors that account for the differences in the representation of the Master over the decades of his screen existence. This talk addresses the multiple factors such as genre and production circumstances that have resulted in the Mutable Detective.

Presenter Roberta Pearson is a Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Nottingham.
She is in total the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of fourteen books, and author or co-author of over eighty journal articles and book chapters, amongst which are several on the Sherlock Holmes character.
Her enthusiasm and love for the Great Detective began in early adolescence and she has been a proud member of the Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes (Anna) since the early 1980s.

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