Sol and Arthur at the Seige of Mafeking: Lecture with Jane Taylor
Lecture | November 20 | 4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
Jane Taylor will present her research on two diarists of the South African WarSol Plaatje and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Her talk considers the fact that Plaatje and Doyle both wrote about the Siege of Mafeking, a significant moment in the narrative of the South African (Boer) War. Taylor will discuss what the Siege writings do and do not reveal about empire, sentiment, and the uncanny.