June 2017 marks the twentieth anniversary of the publication of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first book in the series that was to change the landscape of children’s literature publishing worldwide. To celebrate this anniversary, the final BookTalk of the session is inviting three literature scholars to explore the phenomenal growth and global impact of the series in the years since the release of The Philosopher’s Stone.
An extract from The Sunday Times reveals some of the plans for the cancelled second series of Dickensian.
Tony Jordan speaks to TV Drama in March 2016 about how he went about reimagining the world of Dickens and the characters that inhabit it.
You can find tickets for our Dickensian event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cardiff-booktalk-dickensian-tickets-32872743260?aff=eac2
Cardiff University MA student and regular BookTalker, Caitlin Coxon, reports upon our March event, Laura Powell in conversation with Sophie Coulombeau.
Join us for a special BookTalk event focused on Tony Jordan’s television series Dickensian, a mashup based on Charles Dickens’s immortal Victorian novels. Prof. Holly Furneaux, the academic adviser to the series, will be in discussion with Dr Ruth McElroy, a specialist in broadcast media and adaptation.