Stieg Larsson Symposium 9 June 2011

Dragons, Fire, Hornets: Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy from Page to Screen
Venue: University of Hertfordshire, de Havilland Campus, room N001, 9am-6pm.
Date: 9th June 2011

Film in Humanities at the University of Hertfordshire is organising this free one-day symposium of talks and discussion on Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy – as a series of books, television programmes, and films. The event is free to attend. Please register by emailing Dr. Steven Peacock (address below).

As well as considering the trilogy in all its forms, the event is designed to provide an opportunity to look closely at all three fictions: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest. The symposium is designed to encourage open debate about this global phenomenon. There are an estimated 45 million readers of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The novels have been translated into many languages, and the films are due for a Hollywood ‘re-imagining’ under the directorship of David Fincher. What is the secret behind the works’ enormous success and crossover appeal? Do come along and join in the debate!

Keynote Speaker
Barry Forshaw, author of The Man Who Left Too Soon: The Biography of Stieg Larsson (John Blake Publishing, 2010), British Crime Writing (Greenwood World Publishing, 2008), and The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction (Rough Guide Publishing, 2007).

Organiser
Dr. Steven Peacock, University of Hertfordshire, author of Swedish Crime Fiction: Adaptations from Novel to Global Film and Television (Manchester University Press, forthcoming 2012). E-mail: s.peacock@herts.ac.uk

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