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We know that the field of writings about Sherlock Holmes has been plowed thoroughly for over 100 years. In fact, it began as far back as 1902, according to some research, being thrust into the limelight with the Oxford lectures of Fr. Ronald Knox.

Publications like the Baker Street Journal and the Sherlock Holmes Journal have been cranking out their issues multiple times a year since the mid-20th century, and other regular periodicals as well as hundreds upon hundreds of books have dedicated themselves to the study of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's works about Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes.

Does it show any sign of abating? What can we learn about the next wave of our hobby, based on looking at the past? We look at some of the cornerstones and collected works to give a sense as to what we can expect from Sherlockian scholars of the 21st century.

You'll want to tune in to hear a new feature: Unnecessary Pastiche Censorship. And the usual Gas-Lamp, of course - inspired from scholarship past.

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1:35 YEAH!
5:14 A new feature: Unnecessary Pastiche Censorship
9:41 Sponsor: Wessex Press
11:21 The Future
12:36 It all began with Ronald Knox...
21:09 Conan Doyle - why didn't his Jesuit education prepare him for the religious/literary criticism?
24:07 Being paid by Sherlockians
26:39 Christopher Morley's "Was Sherlock Holmes An American?"
33:56 From the Golden Age to the Silver Age
40:49 The Basic Holmesian Library - the Shaw 100
45:27 The future of Sherlockian scholarship is_____
47:04 Sponsor: the Baker Street Journal
48:48 Gas-Lamp
55:52 Follow up and translation

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