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Call for Papers: The Call of the Wild, #AAG2017

Call for Papers The Call of the Wild: Writing and Walking in American Landscapes American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting 2017 Organiser: Dave McLaughlin (University of Cambridge) Abstract Deadline: October … Continue reading

October 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Mysterious World of Sherlock Holmes

In June of this year I was privileged to receive the Bryce L. Crawford Jr. Award for ‘Best Article in the Friends of the Sherlock Holmes newsletter in the last … Continue reading

June 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

No Country for Dead Authors

Originally posted on Placing the Author:
Dave McLaughlin, an AHRC-funded PhD Candidate at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University, explores how fans can (dis)place an author.   Arguably the most hallowed of…

August 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Way back when

Last summer, during one of my periodic bouts of first-year aimlessness, I wandered into Cambridge town centre. I found myself on Trinity Street, carried along by the tourist herds, and … Continue reading

July 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Imagined histories and intangible heritages: walking the world of Sherlock Holmes

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at the Transatlantic Dialogues interdisciplinary conference in Liverpool. The conference was jointly arranged by the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage at … Continue reading

July 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

On Moving

Recently I returned to Britain after a seven moth-long fellowship at the Library of Congress. Those of you who read this blog will know that, way back when, in the … Continue reading

July 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

“It should be great fun to follow in their footsteps”: David Hammer (dis)placing the author

Today I had been lucky enough to be chosen to talk about Sherlockian literary travel writing at a conference in Manchester called ‘Placing the Author’. Unfortunately due to an issue … Continue reading

June 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Insights Blog: Sherlock Holmes Was Here?

A few weeks ago I wrote a piece for the blog of the John W Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, called Insights, about some research I had been … Continue reading

June 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Between the Canon and the Commons

My time at the Library of Congress’s Kluge Center is coming to an end. This is sad news. It might also come as a surprise to many (any?) of you … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

REVIEW- Sherlock Holmes

Originally posted on the Exhibitionologist:
We begin the Museum of London’s tour of the cultural phenomenon that is Sherlock Holmes with a dizzying wall of television screens, showing the world’s most…

March 11, 2015 · Leave a comment