Episode 118: The Future of Sherlockian Scholarship

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Summary: "have even contributed to the literature of the subject"  [REDH]  We know that the field of writings about Sherlock Holmes has been plowed thoroughly for over 100 years. In fact, it began as far back as 1902, according to some research, being thrust into the limelight with the Oxford lectures of Fr. Ronald Knox. Publications like the Baker Street Journal and the Sherlock Holmes Journal have been cranking out their issues multiple times a year since the mid-20th century, and other regular periodicals as well as hundreds upon hundreds of books have dedicated themselves to the study of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's works about Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes. Does it show any sign of abating? What can we learn about the next wave of our hobby, based on looking at the past? We look at some of the cornerstones and collected works to give a sense as to what we can expect from Sherlockian scholars of the 21st century. You'll want to tune in to hear a new feature: Unnecessary Pastiche Censorship. And the usual Gas-Lamp, of course - inspired from scholarship past. Information on sponsors, links, timing notes and transcript available below.   And please consider joining our Patreon community. Your support helps us to ensure we can keep doing what we do, covering file hosting costs, production, and this year, transcription services. Image credit: Lauren Manning, via Wikimedia SponsorsThis episode includes our two longtime sponsors. Please support our sponsors by visiting their sites: Wessex Press, where you can find Sherlockian Heresies by Leo Sauvage.The Baker Street Journal, published by the Baker Street Irregulars, who also published The Grand Game Vol. 2.  Would you care to become a sponsor? You can find more information here. Download [Save As] | File size 27.9 MB, 1:00:00 Notes1:35 YEAH! 5:14 A new feature: Unnecessary Pastiche Censorship 9:41 Sponsor: Wessex Press 11:21 The Future 12:36 It all began with Ronald Knox... 21:09 Conan Doyle - why didn't his Jesuit education prepare him for the religious/literary criticism? 24:07 Being paid by Sherlockians 26:39 Christopher Morley's "Was Sherlock Holmes An American?" 33:56 From the Golden Age to the Silver Age 40:49 The Basic Holmesian Library - the Shaw 100 45:27 The future of Sherlockian scholarship is_____ 47:04 Sponsor: the Baker Street Journal 48:48 Gas-Lamp 55:52 Follow up and translation LinksRonald Knox: Studies in the Literature of Sherlock HolmesThe Grand GameThe Shaw 100Episode 56: Sherlock Peoria (interview with Brad Keefauver) Many more links, articles and images are available in our Flipboard magazine at  ihose.co/flipsherlock, as well as on the The Sherlock Holmes Community on Google+ (with over 4,200 members), as well as through our accounts on  Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Please subscribe to us on iTunes, Google Play, Soundcloud, Stitcher or Spreaker and be kind enough to leave a rating or review for the show. And please tell a friend about us, in any fashion you feel comfortable. Your thoughts on the show? Leave a comment below, send us an email (comment AT ihearofsherlock DOT com), call us at (774) 221-READ (7323). Transcript --