Hello Lifetime Learners -- as you can see the html is giving me hairballs, but I'm still plugging away at it. If you're interested in something I mentioned, please email and I'll answer. The bibliography of the box will be here, but probably not till next week.
I've created a widget at library thing to show the books I brought or mentioned to the class.My Library
at LibraryThinghttp://www.librarything.com/widget.php?shareID=w6f7853dcac2140ce08ddc3ba3fa67ed7&sharefrom=rabidsamfan By the way, here is a good overview, and a much better version of what I thought I was going to say.</s>
The powerpoint slides I used on Wednesday October 3rd, 2012
.The Detective and the DoctorThe Sacred WritingsFour novels and fifty-six short stories comprising the CanonCamden House
(a very good resource for most things having to do with the canon)Search the canon
An excellent way to find a quote, or a word.
Other pieces by Doyle comprising the ApocryphaThe Final Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: completing the Canon
collected by Peter Haining, Barnes and Noble Books, 1995 ISBNs 1-56619-198-x hb, 1-56619-831-3 pb Collects twelve other pieces (at least two of which are disputed, naturally) written by Doyle which relate to Holmes or Watson. The book is not a completion, though, as it does not have the scripts for "Sherlock Holmes" the play which Gillette made famous (and probably rewrote), or "The Speckled Band", the play which Conan Doyle wrote based on the short story.
The Untold Tales -- ah, all those tantalizing references...An exhaustive listing of the Untold Tales, with proposed abbreviations
. It also includes some abbreviations for the Apocrypha, and in the notes mentions many pastiches that are out there.
Holmesian ScholarshipBBC report about the pilgrimage to Reichenbach FallsLyndsay Faye doing an introduction to the canon
; Audio version at Internet Archive
; scanned original at Openbooks
This is not my favorite parody of Holmes, nor is it a particularly good story from Mark Twain, but hey, it's Mark Twain writing Sherlock Holmes. The first half of the story is convoluted indeed, and Holmes doesn't appear until page 95. When he does turn up, his presence is greeted by the character who knows him best with: "But what's the use of being afraid of him? Anybody knows him the way I do knows he can't detect a crime, except when he plans it all out beforehand and arranges the clews and hires some fellow to commit it according to his instructions."Dudley Jones: Bore-Hunter
by P.G. Wodehouse (1903)The Adventures of Shamrock Jolnes
by O. Henry (1911?)
Early works by people you don’t knowA Very Early fanfic, perhaps?
The ever-expanding tin dispatch box from the depths of Cox and Co.
Revising the Canon
Oh, no, the internet!
Books, Books, Books
Active PublishersWessex Press (Gasogene Books)
This publisher concentrates more on the scholarly side of the Sherlockian world, but has a few pastiches as well.MX Publishing
Publisher of several pastiches as well as commentaries, etc. Has a number of books on Kindle.Titan Books
publisher of the Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, a series of reprints and new pastiches
Published PastichesPastiche central.
If you want to find a particular published pastiche, this is one of the better places to hunt for it. Warning, spoilers abound.
also (links to the excel database of pastiches etc. by Michael Proctor)Sherlock Holmes at the Internet Book list
-- again, scratches the surface.
Published AU HolmesThe Seven Percent Solution – Nicholas Meyer
Sherlock Holmes meets Sigmund Freud. Here's the Wikipedia article. It's rather spoilery, tho, both for the book and the film.
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Man from Hell by Barrie Roberts, Titan Books, 2010. ISBN 978-1-84856-508-1 (originally published in 1997) My example of the series from the box I had with me in class.
Good Night, Mr. Holmes – Carole Nelson Douglas
The Beekeepers Apprentice – Laurie R. King
Sherlock Holmes and the Ghosts of Bly – Donald Thomas
The Secret Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes – June Thomson
Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson by – Lyndsey Faye This is the one I waxed enthusiastic about at the class! Very much recommended.
Secret Files etc. by June Thomson
The House of Silk – Anthony Horowitz
Sherlock Holmes and the Giant Rat of Sumatra – which one would you like?
The Strange Return of Sherlock Holmes – Barry Grant
Several collections of Short Stories as well
Performances and Adaptations
Holmes on Stage
Wikipedia on the play by William Gillette
BBC radio series produced by Bert Coules The entire canon, dramatized. An excellent version.
Holmes vs. Holmes
Sherlock Holmes Baffled (1903)
an example of a list from the BPL catalog
A Holmes for Every Generation
Many faces of Sherlock Holmes documentary http://www.youtube.com/movie?v=fefxO6W06aU&feature=mv_sr
Murder by Decree
Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes
The Holmesian News
Baker Street Babes A podcast by a group of women fans. Lots of fun!
Baker Street Blog (pop culture)
A general fanfiction archive
Sherlock Holmes at the Internet Archive all media
Character search at the Internet Broadway Database (Barely scratches the surface of the theatrical productions, but it's a start.)
Character search at the Internet Movie Database; video search, ditto
“You may marry him, murder him, or do anything you like to him.” -- Conan Doyle to William Gillette
Holmes and media fandom or Oh, No, the Internet
You got your peanut butter in my chocolate! Or why Rule 34 is something you should know.
Sherlock Holmes and the ramifications of Love
Two fandom traditions collide
video Wish I Was James Bond very spoilery
Sherlock mashup also spoilery reminds me to mention SH22...
video Many Faces Many Needles
OOoh, collection highlights from the University of Minnesota!
another "Many Faces" with stills and Zimmer music in background
video Boys are Back in Town
Not Yet Dead (105297 words) by Castiron
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Relationships: Sherlock Holmes & John Watson
Fandom: Sherlock (TV), Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle Chapters: 24/24, Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings, Major Character Death
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, Jim Moriarty, Sally Donovan, Mycroft Holmes, Sarah Sawyer, Anderson (Sherlock), Lestrade (Sherlock Holmes), Molly Hooper
Sherlock Holmes has long been fascinated with (and haunted by) the tragic story of his namesake cousin. When his nightmares about it grow unbearable and he starts seeing hypnotherapist Jim Moriarty, however, Sherlock begins to wonder whether he himself is his cousin's reincarnation. Have Sherlock and the modern John Watson known each other before this life? Can Sherlock solve a nineteenth-century murder and prove the historic Dr. Watson innocent, and also solve the current string of oddly-posed unidentified corpses?