Postgraduate Research Students

Adrian Ho


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Office Fung King Hey 311

Title of Dissertation:
Hercule Poirot and the Law

Professor Eli Park SORENSEN

Both law and literature find their roots in words and interpretation. From the precedent-setting R v Dudley and Stephens (1884) to fictional cases like Jarndyce and Jarndyce in Bleak House by Charles Dickens, from Franz Kafka’s The Trial to Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, all expose strengths and shortfalls of legal proceedings for justice and a satisfactory denouement. Detective fiction epitomises both passions. The aim of the research is to analyse the status quo of law and legal changes during the golden age of detective fiction, placing Agatha Christie’s most famous creation, Hercule Poirot, at its forefront.

Research Interests
Crime and Detective Fiction; Law and Literature; Romanticism and Gothic; Detective Fiction Creative Writing