Sunday, 31 July 2016

The Question of Genre - 23rd St Hilda's Mystery & Crime Weekend

The Question of Genre: What is Crime Fiction?

23rd Mystery & Crime Weekend at St Hilda’s College Oxford
19th – 21st August 2016

Lee Child is the conference Guest of Honour

Natasha Cooper will be the chairing the conference

Friday 19th August

6:45pm                     Reception

7:30pm                    The Conference Dinner
                                    Speaker: Ted Childs, the creator of ITV’s Inspector Morse

Saturday 20th August

08:00 – 9:00                      Breakfast

09:15 -                      Welcome: Kate Charles

09:30 – 11:00am         Elly Griffiths
A Gimlet Hole bore in a Chair Leg: How Crowed Rooms Led to Murder
Jane Finnis
Once Upon a Crime

11:00 – 11:30              Coffee Break

11:40 - 12:40pm        Conference speech by Lee Child - Seven Million Years of  Thriller Fiction

12:50pm - 13:50pm   Lunch

2:00pm - 3:30pm       Martin Edwards 
                                  Trending: Why is Golden Age Fiction fashionable again?
                                  Carol Westron
                                  No Servants Need Apply

3:30pm - 4:00pm       Tea Break

4:10pm - 5:40pm      Andrew Taylor
                                      Pistols at Dawn: How Crime Fiction Waylaid the Historical Novel
                                      Shona Maclean
                        You Couldn't Make it Up: Rules and compromises in   Historical Crime                                      Fiction

5:45pm – 6:30pm Signing Session for all Authors

7:15pm                     Drinks followed by Conference dinner
                                    Speaker: Val McDermid

Sunday 21st August

08:30 – 09:30       Breakfast

09:30 – 11:00        Kate Charles
                                 From Father Brown to Stanley Chambers: The Clerical Detectiv
                                Chris Ewan
                               What’s So Funny? Humour in Crime Fiction

11:00 -11:30        Coffee

11:30 – 1:00pm     Sarah Weinman
                                The Originator’s of Domestic Suspense
                                Marcia Talley
                               Murder Least Foul: Teapots and Crafts Shops and Cats. Oh My!

1:00pm                     Closing remarks

1:15pm                     Lunch

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