Philip Pullman’s work has a deep connection to Oxford, and 'His Dark Materials' has passages set in the Oxford Museum of Natural History. Margaret Kean (Helen Gardner Fellow in English, St Hilda's College, University of Oxford) discusses how Pullman has rooted his story in physical objects and encouraged current younger readers to encounter the material world around them. She will also explore how Pullman plays with the idea of communication across different media in his trilogy, and will touch on the author's recent incorporation of the technology of 'lantern slides' into later editions of 'His Dark Materials'.
This talk was part of an event exploring the work of celebrated Oxford storytellers Lewis Carroll, J.R.R. Tolkien and Philip Pullman and how their stories have been reimagined using a range of digital media. Watch the full discussion here.