Submissions sought for an accepted panel on the BBC's Sherlock at the upcoming NEMLA conference in Hartford, CT, March 17-20 2016.
The sheer scale of the public reception of the BBC's Sherlock has made it understandable that much of the critical reception of the show has taken place in the emerging fields of fan and transmedia studies. However, this circumstance has over-emphasized the cultural work performed by the reception of the show at the expense of the cultural work the show itself has undertaken. Sherlock has interrogated, adapted and reconfigured the Holmes canon. In addition, i