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Cross-cultural connections in crime fictions [electronic resource] /
edited by Vivien Miller, Helen Oakley.
imprint
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
description
xi, 180 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
9780230353985
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Book
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imprint
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
isbn
9780230353985
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Machine generated contents note: 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.
abstract
" 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"--
catalogue key
8542483
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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
"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
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
The ten essays in this book forge interdisciplinary connections between crime fiction and film, encompassing British, Swedish, American and Canadian contexts. It explores representations of race, gender, sexuality and memory, and challenge traditional categorisations of academic and professional crime writing.
Description for Bookstore
A collection of ten original essays forging new interdisciplinary connections between crime fiction and film, encompassing British, Swedish, American and Canadian contexts
Long Description
Drawing on a range of disciplinary tools and critical analyses, this unique collection explores interdisciplinary connections between academic and professional crime writing, historical studies of crime and 'true crime', and screen portrayals of crime and criminals from the 1850s to the present day.The essays are based on murder and exploitation, outlaws, gunfighters, private eyes, bounty hunters, serial killers, gangsters, and the police procedural, andexplore representations of race, gender, sexuality and memory.International in its coverage, thebook includes analysesof well-known writers such asMaj Sjöwall, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, James Ellroy and Elizabeth Ruth.
Library of Congress Summary
" 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"--
Main Description
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.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
Note on Contributors
Introduction
From the Locked Room to the Globe: Space in Crime Fiction
The Fact and Fiction of Darwinism: The Representation of Race, Ethnicity and Imperialism in the Sherlock Holmes Stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
'You're not so special, Mr. Ford': the Quest for Criminal Celebrity
Hard-Boiled Screwball: Genre and Gender in the Crime Fiction of Janet Evanovich
'A Wanted Man': Transgender as Outlaw in Elizabeth Ruth's Smoke
Dissecting the Darkness of Dexter
The Machine Gun in the Violin Case: Martin Scorsese, Mean Streets and the Gangster Musical Art Melodrama
In the Private Eye: Private Space in the Noir Detective Movie
'Death of the Author': Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö's Police Procedurals
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