The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives, and McFarlin Fellows is holding and eventon Thursday, February 20th in honor of TU’s very own Professor Joseph Kestner. Dr. Kestner serves as McFarlin Professor of English and Professor of Film Studies at The University of Tulsa. He is the author of eight books including three on detective fiction — Sherlock’s Men, The Edwardian Detective, and Sherlock’s Sisters. He has authored over 100 academic essays and has delivered many scholarly addresses throughout North America, England and Australia.
A cocktail reception will be held in the Ann and Jack Graves Faculty Study at McFarlin Library, beginning at 6:30PM, with dinner to follow in the Pat and Arnold Brown Reading Room. Following dinner will present his talk. “Sherlock Holmes in Film: The Hound of the Baskervilles.”
Since joining The University of Tulsa, Professor Kestner has received three major teaching awards. In 1984, he received and Outstanding Teacher Award from The University of Tulsa; he was Mortarboard Professor of the Year in 1989; and he was selected Oklahoma Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support for Education in 1993. Kestner was named “Friend of the Arts” by the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity in 2000. He received the Excellence in Research Award from the Harry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences in 2011.
Professor Kestner earned his Ph.D. degree from Columbia University, where he was President’s Fellow and Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellow.