Wednesday, May 6th, 2009...10:23 am
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Exhibition and Symposium
He may be best known as a creator of modern detective fiction, but there is more to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle than Sherlock Holmes. A new exhibition, “Ever Westward’: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in American Culture,” which opened May 5 at Houghton Library, hopes to paint a fuller picture of Doyle’s contributions to world literature, which range from historical fiction to personal memoir to science fiction and beyond.
From Thursday, May 7 to Saturday, May 9, Houghton will also be hosting a symposium, “Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: A Sesquicentennial Assessment,” which aims, among other things, to broaden understanding of Doyle, examine canonical and non-canonical writings, and to witness Doyle’s literary legacy.