Wednesday 22 June

 

08.30 – 09.00  Conference registration and welcome

 

09.00 – 10.30  Panel 1: Crime Fiction and Social Change [in-person, may be streamed]

10.30 – 10.45  Coffee

10.45 – 12.30  Panel 2: New Angles on the Golden Age [hybrid, streamed]

12.30 – 13.30  Lunch

13.30 – 14.30  Keynote: Alistair Rolls – Time Out in and from Murder is Easy [virtual, streamed]

14.30 – 16.00  Panel 3: The Enduring Agatha Christie [in-person, partially streamed]

16.00 – 16.10  Coffee

16.10 – 17.30  Panel 4: Golden Age Metanarratives [virtual, streamed]

 

19.00               Conference meal at the Cosy Club

 

 

Thursday 23 June

 

09.00 – 10.30  Panel 5: The Elusive Agatha Christie [hybrid, cannot be streamed]

10.30 – 10.40  Coffee

10.40 – 12.10  Panel 6: New Sides to Dorothy L. Sayers [hybrid, streamed]

12.10 – 13.30  Lunch and workshop

13.30 – 15.00  Panel 7: Beyond Traditional Boundaries [in-person, streamed]

15.00 – 15.10  Coffee

15.10 – 16.30  Panel 8: Queens of Crime and Their Legacies [hybrid, may be streamed]

16.30 – 17.30  Keynote: Caroline Crampton – Shedunnit [virtual, streamed]

 

17.30               Drinks reception and conference close

 

 

 

Panel 1: Crime Fiction and Social Change

Carol Westron – All in the Family: Psychological Crime Fiction and Domestic Abuse in the Golden Age of Detection

Ayo Onatade – What to Do With An Ageing Detective: The Long Life of Albert Campion

Sophie Smith – Constructions of the Feeble-Minded Criminal in Golden Age Fiction

 

Panel 2: New Angles on the Golden Age

Benedict Morrison – A Golden Age Bestiary: The Place of the Animal in Classic Detective Fiction

Tom Ue – Sherlock’s Lenses (Virtual)

Huzan Bharucha – Detecting the Second-Generation New Woman in the Works of Agatha Christie

Sam Hirst – Gothic Intertextuality in Georgette Heyer’s Footsteps in the Dark (1932)

 

Panel 3: The Enduring Agatha Christie

Chrissie Poulter – Christie as Kintsugi: War Wounds Mended by a Heart of Gold

Rich Obrien – Christie and Horror

Gray Robert Brown – Curtain Call: Agatha Christie’s “Famous Last Words” - Curtain and Sleeping Murder

Panel 4: Golden Age Metanarratives

Fiona Wade – True Crime Narratives and Detective Fiction

Anna Kirsch – English Crime Fiction in the Golden Age and Beyond: Reading Ecology Queerly

Renata Zsamba – Myth: Memory and the Female Gentleman in the Detective Novels of Dorothy L. Sayers and Margery Allingham

 

Panel 5: The Elusive Agatha Christie

Mark Aldridge – Agatha Christie: From Stage to Small Screen (Not Streamed)

Tina Hodgkinson – From Re-Unions, Misdirection to Murder: Tube and Train Travel in Agatha Christie’s London (Virtual, Not Streamed)

Charlotte Beyer – “No Picturesque Village is Safe”: Agatha Christie’s Cornish Crime Scene (Not Streamed)

 

Panel 6: New Sides to Dorothy L. Sayers

Mary C. Rawlinson – Miss Sayers’s Moral Philosophy

Jason Whittle – Unexpected Conclusion: The Anticapitalistic Undertones of Murder Must Advertise

Jordan Welsh – The Murderous Coast: Shorelines, Coasts, and the Queens of Crime (Virtual)

 

Panel 7: Beyond Traditional Boundaries

Brittain Bright – The Notion of American Golden Age in Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe/Archie Goodwin Novels

Marie Vozdova – The Floating Admiral: Navigating the Narrative Experiment

Sarah Raven – Detecting Golden Age Influence in Contemporary Historical Crime Fiction

 

Panel 8: Queens of Crime and their Legacies

Mario Valori – The Flapper in the Library (Virtual)

Sarah Martin – “By All That Was Impossible and Unbelievable- Tuppence!”: Women Detecting and Protecting the Homefront (Not Streamed)

Šárka Dvořáková – “Tir nan Og Is Just One Jump West:” Therapeutic Islandness in Josephine Tey’s The Singing Sands