Arthur Conan Doyle - Body and Soul

Arthur Conan Doyle was a big man but the imaginary Sherlock Holmes is huge enough to obscure him, and that tug of war between the physical and the intangible shaped Doyle’s life. Known primarily for the character who did so much in the establishment of the most logical practices of detection and forensic science, Doyle ended his life craving to be known for spiritualism. There was always more to him than appeared. And what was the Australian connection?

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face-to-Face

SUGGESTED READING

  • Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. (Oxford University Press: 1998)
  • Arthur Conan Doyle. The Lost World. (Modern Library: 2003)
  • Arthur Conan Doyle. The White Company. (Penguin: 2015)

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Influences: Family, Religion, Education, Joseph Bell, Medicine, The sea, Wife 1: Louise, Historical fiction
  • Body: Sport, Doctor, Sherlock Homes, Real investigations, Wars
  • Soul: Spiritualism, Wife 2: Jean, Houdini, Cottingley fairies, Science fiction, Australian visit, Death, Afterlife, Great Game

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Recount and discuss Arthur Conan Doyle’s life and achievements, Character and internal conflicts, and his legacy
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