Cross-Cultural Connections in Crime Fictions by V. MillerCross-Cultural Connections in Crime Fictions by V. Miller

Cross-Cultural Connections in Crime Fictions

byV. MillerEditorH. Oakley

Hardcover | May 9, 2012

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A collection of ten original essays forging new interdisciplinary connections between crime fiction and film, encompassing British, Swedish, American and Canadian contexts. The authors explore representations of race, gender, sexuality and memory, and challenge traditional categorisations of academic and professional crime writing.
CHARLOTTE BEYER Senior lecturer in English Literature at the University of Gloucestershire, UK SUSAN BILLINGHAM Associate Professor in Canadian Studies at the University of Nottingham, UK HILARY GOLDSMITH Instrumental Music Teacher by profession GEORGE GREEN teaches in the Department of English and Creative Writing at Lancaster Univers...
Title:Cross-Cultural Connections in Crime FictionsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:180 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.71 inPublished:May 9, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230353983

ISBN - 13:9780230353985


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Note on Contributors Introduction; V.Miller & H.Oakley From the Locked Room to the Globe: Space in Crime Fiction; D.Schmid The Fact and Fiction of Darwinism: The Representation of Race, Ethnicity and Imperialism in the Sherlock Holmes Stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; H.A.Goldsmith 'You're not so special, Mr. Ford': the Quest for Criminal Celebrity; G.Green & L.Horsley Hard-Boiled Screwball: Genre and Gender in the Crime Fiction of Janet Evanovich; C.Robinson 'A Wanted Man': Transgender as Outlaw in Elizabeth Ruth's Smoke; S.E.Billingham Dissecting the Darkness of Dexter; H.Oakley The Machine Gun in the Violin Case: Martin Scorsese, Mean Streets and the Gangster Musical Art Melodrama; M.Nicholls In the Private Eye: Private Space in the Noir Detective Movie; B.Nicol 'Death of the Author': Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö's Police Procedurals; C.Beyer 'Betty Short and I Go Back': James Ellroy and the Metanarrative of the Black Dahlia Case; S.Powell Index

Editorial Reviews

"A wide-ranging collection of essays on crime fiction, television and film which makes valuable new contributions to its subject area. Its crossing of cultural boundaries and a particular focus on issues of spatial representation, generic hybridity and gender mark it as a welcome addition to its field."- Peter Messent, University of Nottingham, UK