The Ageless Agatha Christie: Adaptations and Afterlives

Monday 20 June 2016

8:45 – 9:00      Conference Registration

9:00 – 9:05      Welcome and Introduction

9:05 – 10:30    Panel: Unknown Christie

10:30 – 12:00  Keynote Address. Sophie Hannah: True Faith: What does fidelity mean when it comes to adaptations and continuations of Agatha Christie?

12:00 – 13:00  Lunch with exhibition opportunities

13:00 – 14:30  Panel: Global Christie

14:30 – 14:45  Coffee

14:45 – 16:15  Panel: Adapted Christie

16:15 – 16:30  Coffee

16:30 – 18:00  Panel: Alternative Christie

18:00 – 19:30  Keynote Address: Mark Aldridge: A Tale of Two Marples: From Margaret Rutherford to Joan Hickson


Tuesday 21 June 2016

9:00 – 10:00    Panel: Christie Evolves

10:00-11:00     Panel: Christie Inspires

11:00-11:15     Coffee

11:15-12:45     Keynote Address: Alison Joseph: “I can’t do anything with real people. I have to imagine them”:  the challenge of writing Agatha Christie as a fictional character

12:45-13:00     Conference Close



Papers and panels


Unknown Christie

Stuart Barnett Pharmacy in an Era of Total War: Reading The Mysterious Affair at Styles
Sarah Martin ‘Psychogeography and the Detective: Re-evaluating the Significance of Space in Agatha Christie’s Marple Novels’
Xavier Lachazette “Who am I? What am I like really?”: Archaeology and Stifled Selves in Two of Agatha Christie’s Mesopotamia Writings

Global Christie

Tina Hodgkinson Destination Unknown: Agatha Christie’s England
Katharina Hendrickx Detecting the movement of meaning: An examination of Christie in both world and national context
Marta Zago Britishness in Agatha Christie VS Sicilian-ness in Andrea Camilleri: a case study in translation difficulties arising from a high level of cultural connotations.

Adapted Christie

Britain Bright Title TBC
Peter Piatkowski Identity politics in Post-Millennial Adaptations of Agatha Christie Novels
Merja Makinen Thrilling to the Gothic: Adapting Halloween Party

Alternative Christie

Brigitta Hudacsko How to Be an Addict: Agatha Christie and the Case of Seriality
Michelle M. Kazmer & J.C. Bernthal ‘What about Emma?’ Dead Crackenthorpes and Liminal Women Ride the 4.50 From Paddington
Claire Mortimer Crime, comedy and the ageing spinster: Margaret Rutherford as Jane Marple

Christie Evolves

Rebecca Mills Love and Labour Lost: Sex and Socialism in Adaptations of Christie’s Novels
Meg Boulton ‘All or Nothing at All’: Encyclopaedic Visuality, Art and the Subconscious in Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None

Christie Inspires

Michelle M. Kazmer Information Behaviour of a Deadly Lady: Jessica Fletcher as an Afterlife of Miss Jane Marple
Andrew Wilson A Talent for Murder



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