Sunday 12 February 2023

Commemorative Afternoon for Peter Robinson


From Dr Christiana Gregoriou 

Dear CSN-ers

I'm in the process of organising a hybrid commemorative afternoon for crime writer Peter Robinson who we, very sadly and unexpectedly, lost last October.

The event is likely to take place in early April at the University of Leeds (though we expect that it can be viewed live via a weblink), and I am after any crime fiction researchers who have studied his crime fiction work and/or have used the archive of his creative process material held in the University of Leeds' special collections. Such scholars would be interested in participating in the celebratory event, either as members of the audience, or as scholars who can share a bit of their research in relation to his work. I envision a 3-hour event, part of which can be devoted to short academic papers about his creative work, and part of which can be devoted to anyone else who would like to speak about his legacy (in the form of fellow crime writers, students who have used his archive and/or benefitted from the scholarship he set up at the University of Leeds), with a break in-between where participants can have a look through some of the archive material to be displayed in the room on the day. Let me know if you're interested in participating in any capacity by the end of February (by emailing me directly). Though academic (for the scholars), the talks can be as short as 10-15 minutes, and accessible to a general audience. We would like it if presenters participated in person, for ease.

Looking forward to hearing from you,


Dr Christiana Gregoriou

Associate Professor in English Language

School of English,

University of Leeds

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