"How Sherlock Pulled the Trick" Talk with Author Dr. Brian McCuskey

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"How Sherlock Pulled the Trick" Talk with Author Dr. Brian McCuskey

Date
Thu., Jan 19, 2023, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location
345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
Contact
651-259-3015
boxoffice@mnhs.org
Cost
Free

Join Dr. Brian McCuskey as he takes us back to the year Sherlock Holmes debuted, 1887, and details the cultural conflict between science and religion that has shaped the famous detective’s career ever since.

McCuskey’s careful historical and literary analysis of Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories will upend your assumptions about Sherlock Holmes and give you new perspectives on his relationship to Spiritualism, pseudoscience, and conspiracy thinking.

Dr. Brian McCuskey is Professor of English at Utah State University and the author of How Sherlock Pulled the Trick: Spiritualism and the Pseudoscientific Method (2021), which reconsiders Holmes in light of Arthur Conan Doyle’s well-known belief in Victorian spiritualism. 


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