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The Stories of Lewis Carroll, J.R.R. Tolkien and Philip Pullman

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Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Stuart Lee and Margaret Kean explore the digital afterlives of these celebrated storytellers.

The city of Oxford has been home to some of the world’s greatest writers and has inspired countless stories for all ages. This discussion celebrates Oxford as a place of stories and storytelling, and examines how Oxford tales have been re-shaped across different digital media. Robert Douglas-Fairhurst (Professor of English Literature, University of Oxford) examines the character of Lewis Carroll and the creation of 'Alice in Wonderland'. Stuart Lee (Member of the English Faculty and Merton College, University of Oxford) traces how Tolkien's Middle-earth and especially ‘The Lord of the Rings’ have been reimagined through a range of digital technologies, from games to films. Margaret Kean (Helen Gardner Fellow in English, St Hilda's College, University of Oxford) discusses how Philip Pullman plays with the idea of communication across different media in ‘His Dark Materials’.