Cross-Cultural Connections in Crime Fictions

Hardcover | June 19, 2012

EditorVivien Miller, Helen Oakley

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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 categorizations of academic and professional crime writing.

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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 categorizations of academic and professional crime writing.

VIVIEN MILLER is associate professor in American history at the University of Nottingham, UK. She is the author of Hard Labor and Hard Time: Florida's 'Sunshine Prison' and Chain Gangs (2012), and is currently working on the history of Florida's death row.HELEN OAKLEY is associate lecturer in the Arts at the Open University, UK. She i...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 8.95 × 5.67 × 0.71 inPublished:June 19, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230353983

ISBN - 13:9780230353985

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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
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"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