Key Concepts in Crime Fiction

The volume explores the contemporary anxieties to which crime fiction responds, along with society's changing conceptions of crime and criminality. The book covers texts, contexts and criticism in an accessible and user-friendly format.

Author: Heather Worthington

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 023034433X

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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An insight into a popular yet complex genre that has developed over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The volume explores the contemporary anxieties to which crime fiction responds, along with society's changing conceptions of crime and criminality. The book covers texts, contexts and criticism in an accessible and user-friendly format.

Crime Fiction

Using examples from a variety of novels, short stories, films and televisions series, John Scaggs: presents a concise history of crime fiction - from biblical narratives to James Ellroy - broadening the genre to include revenge tragedy and ...

Author: John Scaggs

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415318259

Category: Fiction

Page: 170

View: 969

Crime Fiction provides a lively introduction to what is both a wide-ranging and hugely popular literary genre. Using examples from a variety of novels, short stories, films and televisions series, John Scaggs: presents a concise history of crime fiction - from biblical narratives to James Ellroy - broadening the genre to include revenge tragedy and the gothic novel explores the key sub-genres of crime fiction, such as 'Rational Criminal Investigation', The Hard-Boiled Mode', 'The Police Procedural' and 'Historical Crime Fiction' locates texts and their recurring themes and motifs in a wider social and historical context outlines the various critical concepts that are central to the study of crime fiction, including gender, narrative theory and film theory considers contemporary television series like C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation alongside the 'classic' whodunnits of Agatha Christie. Accessible and clear, this comprehensive overview is the essential guide for all those studying crime fiction and concludes with a look at future directions for the genre in the twentieth-first century.

Key Concepts in Contemporary Popular Fiction

Bernice M. Murphy. popularise the figure of the professional detective (Knight
2010:44). The police procedural and its various off-shoots (such as the tale of
forensic detection) remains one of the major sub-genres of crime fiction to this
day.

Author: Bernice M. Murphy

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 1474411045

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

View: 906

Key Concepts in Contemporary Popular Fiction represents an invaluable starting point for students wishing to familiarise themselves with this exciting and rapidly evolving area of literary studies. It provides an accessible, concise and reliable overview of core critical terminology, key theoretical approaches, and the major genres and sub-genres within popular fiction. Because popular fiction is significantly shaped by commercial forces, the book also provides critical and historical contexts for terminology related to e-books, e-publishing, and self-publishing platforms. By using focusing in particular on post-2000 trends in popular fiction, the book provides a truly up-to-date snapshot of the subject area and its critical contexts.

Key Concepts in Bilingualism

Palgrave Key Concepts provide an accessible and comprehensive range of
subject glossaries at undergraduate level. ... Coyle Key Concepts in
Contemporary Literature Key Concepts in Creative Writing Key Concepts in
Crime Fiction Key ...

Author: Fredric W. Field

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230344461

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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Arranged alphabetically, this accessible glossary provides a quick source of reference for a range of readers, from students of linguistics to educators who need help navigating the vocabulary of Bilingualism. Cross-referenced throughout, this guide considers a range of concepts that relate to the interdisciplinary nature of the field.

Key Concepts in Second Language Acquisition

Palgrave Key Concepts provide an accessible and comprehensive range of
subject glossaries at undergraduate level. ... Coyle Key Concepts in
Contemporary Literature Key Concepts in Creative Writing Key Concepts in
Crime Fiction Key ...

Author: Shawn Loewen

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230346278

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 486

What does it mean to acquire a language? What is considered a 'second' language in multilingual settings? This practical and comprehensive guide provides an opportunity to consider these issues, providing easy access to concise definitions of key terms and concepts in the study of Second Language Acquisition.

Crime Fiction

This compilation of essays attempts to trace the reasons behind the ongoing popularity of crime fiction.

Author: Stephen Butler

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9783631662298

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 346

View: 206

This compilation of essays attempts to trace the reasons behind the ongoing popularity of crime fiction. It contains twenty-one original essays written by scholars and practitioners of crime fiction which discuss key concepts in crime fiction studies: generic diversity, the evolution of characters and the growing significance of space and place.

Key Concepts in Victorian Literature

Structured into three, easy-to-use sections, the book guides readers through all the major concepts, themes and issues which characterize Victorian literature.

Author: Sean Purchase

Publisher:

ISBN: 0230204198

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

View: 810

"Key Concepts in Victorian Literature" is a lively, clear and accessible resource for anyone interested in Victorian literature. It contains major facts, ideas and contemporary literary theories, and is packed with close and detailed readings of a variety of novels, poems and plays. Structured into three, easy-to-use sections, the book guides readers through all the major concepts, themes and issues which characterize Victorian literature. It offers an overview of the historical and cultural context in which this literature was produced, and introduces readers to all of the significant critical and theoretical perspectives which underpin modern research into the period.

Mystery Murder and the Moorland Devon Spaces in British Detective Fiction of the 20th and 21st Century

Detective fiction is maybe “the most popular sub-genre of the literary form [crime
fiction]”3 that can be defined as follows: “A type of fiction centred around the
investigation of a crime that ... 3 Heather Worthington, Key Concepts in Crime
Fiction ...

Author: Cristina da Silva Ferreira

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656614237

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 63

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Examination Thesis from the year 2014 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Paderborn, language: English, abstract: [...] This thesis will start with some general assumptions on spatiality in literature and outline its importance for (detective) fiction. The focus will be on the concepts of space and place by de Certeau, Lefebvre and Lotman. Afterwards, in the subchapter on the geographical and physical context, crucial dichotomies of space which have an influence on detective novels will be examined, especially the distinction between open and enclosed spaces. The chapter that follows will deal with three concrete novels of different eras to explore the representation of Devon with regard to the specific dichotomy mentioned above. Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902) and Agatha Christie’s novel The Sittaford Mystery (1931) both depict Devon in the early and middle twentieth century while Simon Beckett’s The Calling of the Grave (2010) shows a contemporary idea of how this region is perceived. A comparative analysis of these three novels will follow in order to point out the similarities and differences of Devon-spaces, as well as to underline how they together create its overall image. In this way, this chapter shows that new inventions have only changed this location and its perception at the surface but not in its core. Since there are many adaptations of Doyle’s novel, the fourth chapter will take a closer look at two medial representations of Devon and compare the literary with the medial space. The popular film adaptation by Lanfield from 1939 and an episode of the BBC Series Sherlock, a reimagining, contemporary update of Doyle’s classic, will serve as examples. Although many aspects of the adaptations could be compared to the novel, the interest will primarily be in the cinematographic realisation of spaces. Furthermore, the question of how far these spaces coincide with the image of Devon created by literature will be discussed. Subsequently, the conclusion will finally summarise the findings of this thesis and suggest possibilities to expand the topic of British detective fiction and Devon-spaces.

Key Concepts in the Gothic

Key Concepts in the Gothic provides a one-stop resource which details and defines, in accessible language, those contexts essential for the study of the Gothic in all periods and media.

Author: William Hughes

Publisher: Key Concepts in Literature

ISBN: 9781474405522

Category: Gothic fiction (Literary genre)

Page: 195

View: 168

Provides a one-stop resource which details and defines, in accessible language, those contexts essential for the study of the Gothic in all periods and media.

Crime Fiction in German

Crime Fiction in German is the first volume in English to offer a comprehensive overview of German-language crime fiction from its origins in the early nineteenth century to its vibrant growth in the new millennium.

Author: Katharina Hall

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 1783168188

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 325

Crime Fiction in German is the first volume in English to offer a comprehensive overview of German-language crime fiction from its origins in the early nineteenth century to its vibrant growth in the new millennium. As well as introducing readers to crime fiction from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the former East Germany, the volume expands the notion of a German crime-writing tradition by investigating Nazi crime fiction, Jewish-German crime fiction, Turkish-German crime fiction and the Afrika-Krimi. Other key areas, including the West German social crime novel, women’s crime writing, regional crime fiction, historical crime fiction and the Fernsehkrimi (TV crime drama) are also explored, highlighting the genre’s distinctive features in German-language contexts. The volume includes a map of German-speaking Europe, a chronology of crime publishing milestones, extracts from primary texts, and an annotated bibliography of print and online resources in English and German. Contents Map of German-speaking areas in Europe Crime Fiction in German Chronology 1. Crime Fiction in German: Key Concepts, Developments and Trends, Katharina Hall: Der Krimi; The pioneers (1828–1933); Crime fiction under National Socialism (1933–45); Post-war crime narratives (1945–59) and East German crime fiction (1949–70); The West German Soziokrimi (1960–) and further East German crime fiction (1971–89); Turkish-German crime fiction and the Frauenkrimi (1980–); Historical crime fiction, regional crime fiction and the rise of the Afrika-Krimi (1989–); Crime fiction of the new millennium and the lacuna of Jewish-German crime fiction (available Open Access at Swansea University) 2. The Emergence of Crime Fiction in German: An Early Maturity, Mary Tannert 3. Austrian Crime Fiction: Experimentation, Critical Memory and Humour, Marieke Krajenbrink 4. Swiss Crime Fiction: Loosli, Glauser, Dürrenmatt and Beyond, Martin Rosenstock 5. Der Afrika-Krimi: German Crime Fiction in Africa, Julia Augart 6. Der Frauenkrimi: Women's Crime Writing in German, Faye Stewart 7. Historical Crime Fiction in German: The Turbulent Twentieth Century, Katharina Hall 8. Der Fernsehkrimi: A Short History of Television Crime Drama in German, Katharina Hall Annotated Bibliography of Resources on German-language Crime Fiction, Katharina Hall ‘Katharina Hall’s knowledge of and enthusiasm for crime fiction in translation is prodigious, but (crucially) it is matched by her nonpareil analytic skills. This combination, when focused on her particular speciality of genre fiction from Germany, makes her the perfect editor for and contributor to Crime Fiction in German: Der Krimi. The book becomes at a stroke the definitive modern guide to the subject – scholarly, lively and accessible.’ Barry Forshaw, author of Euro Noir and Nordic Noir

Key Concepts in Philosophy

... Martin Coyle Key Concepts in Contemporary Literature Key Concepts in
Creative Writing Key Concepts in Crime Fiction Key Concepts in Medieval
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Literature Key ...

Author: Paddy McQueen

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 262

View: 655

Key Concepts in Philosophy is an accessible account of philosophical concepts, theories and key thinkers with an emphasis on recent developments in the field. Containing over 300 entries, the terms are ordered alphabetically and cross referenced for ease of use. Suggestions for further reading follow the explanations, encouraging further reflection and independent learning.

Crime Fiction

This book discusses British and American crime fiction from the eighteenth century to the beginning of the twenty-first.

Author: Stacy Gillis

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780748623204

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 468

This book discusses British and American crime fiction from the eighteenth century to the beginning of the twenty-first. From the mean streets to the country house to cyberspace and from Poe to Margery Allingham to Ian Rankin, the guide identifies key trends in theories and histories of crime fiction. It traces the history of crime fiction in the British and American tradition as well as authors, such as Henning Mankell and Akimitsu Takaqi, who published outside of the Anglo-American tradition. The book discusses writers, concepts and issues and explores the ways in which such diverse texts as The Leavenworth Case, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, A Rage in Harlem, and Postmortem can be read in the light of critical approaches. The book concludes with a guide to studying crime fiction as well as a student resources section.Key Features:*Clearly identifies the main trends in British and American crime fiction and locates them in their historical and cultural contexts*Provides an informed account of key texts and issues, discussing the work of range of well-known and lesser-known crime writers*Introduces students to a variety of critical and theoretical approaches to writing about crime fiction*Encourages reflection on questions of literary value and the study of genre fiction

Riots in Literature

Works of fiction that depict such traumatic events as race riots can , according to
Smith , help reveal what is truly at stake in a situation ... The key figure here is , of
course , Easy Rawlins himself , the Black detective who represents the moral
yardstick against which all of the ... that turns Easy ' s world upside - down and
leads to a fundamental re - evaluation of the concepts of crime , justice , law and
order .

Author: David Bell

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 178

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Riots in Literature addresses representations of crowd disorder as manifestations of popular politics, including colonial and postcolonial contexts. The terms used to describe disorder are themselves, of course, contested. Words like â oemob, â â oedemonstrationâ and â oeprotest, â not to mention â oeriotâ (TM) itself, denote a particular perspective based on an elitist taxonomy for dealing with social and cultural phenomena in society. Of primary concern is the way in which the text describes and designates crowd behaviour using the language of denigration, metaphors of the primitive and animalistic, brutal images, and silences, and where the mediation of the event is expressed in terms of the binary order/disorder. The contributors to this volume are interested in the analysis of the interaction of official political culture and crowd politics as represented in literature and orature, and how such representations contribute to the discourses of authority and subversion of their period. The essays are wide-ranging and explore the phenomenon of riots in literature through studies of popular risings in Shakespeare; Carlyle and the French Revolution; the Rebecca Riots in Wales; popular ballads and the Indian War of Independence in 1857, post-partition riots in India and Pakistan in the 1960s, township violence in South African fiction post-1948, the 1965 Watts riots in Los Angeles in detective fiction and avant garde disturbances in France of the 1920s and 1930s. Throughout the book, these essays focus attention on the tension-filled relationship that is perceived between literature and discourses of power and popular resistance.

Crime Culture and the Media

Knight , S . ( 2004 ) Crime Fiction , 1800 – 2000 : Detection , Death , Diversity ,
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan . Kornhauser , W ... Lacey , N . ( 2000 )
Narrative and Genre : Key Concepts in Media Studies , London : Macmillan .
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Author: Eamonn Carrabine

Publisher: Polity

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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Why are newspapers and television programmes filled with stories about crime and criminals? Is their portrayal of crime accurate? How do the media transform our attitudes to crime? Is fear of crime, for example, really created by the media? The relationships between crime and the media have long been the subject of intense debate. From the earliest days of the printing press to the explosion of cyberspace chat rooms, there have been persistent concerns about the harmful criminogenic effects of the media. At the same time, the media are fascinated with crime – on the news, in films and on television there are countless stories about crime, both real and imagined. In this innovative and accessible new book, Eamonn Carrabine carefully untangles these debates, and grapples with the powerful dynamics of fear and desire that underlie our obsession with crime. Chapter-by-chapter the book introduces the different ways in which relationships between crime and the media have been understood, including classic debates about the media’s effects, news production, and moral panics, as well as more cutting-edge studies of the representation of crime in the contemporary media. Combining empirical research findings with the latest theoretical developments, the book will appeal to advanced undergraduates and graduate students across the social sciences, especially those taking courses in criminology and media studies.

Crime and the Media

With questions for discussion, exercises and workshop sessions, as well as techniques for analysing crime in a range of media formats, the book makes an invaluable contribution to crime and media courses, and to the social sciences in ...

Author: Sarah E.H. Moore

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137400544

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

View: 382

From video games that allow us to participate in Mafia-style violence, to newspaper reports about the latest terrorist atrocity, from detective novels that fill our bedside cabinets, to Hollywood's beloved legal dramas – the mass media is saturated with stories about crime, justice and disorder. Together they create a cultural landscape of crime that is distinctly at odds with reality, as criminologists are apt to complain. Crime and the Media attempts to make sense of this cultural landscape and its relationship with broader social trends and public attitudes. Through focussed, critical discussions about crime in the media - taking on crime news and fictional representations of cops, courts, and corrections - the text equips students with an understanding of the key theoretical concepts and methodological tools that are required to undertake media analysis. With questions for discussion, exercises and workshop sessions, as well as techniques for analysing crime in a range of media formats, the book makes an invaluable contribution to crime and media courses, and to the social sciences in general.

A Companion to the History of Crime and Criminal Justice

This companion addresses the history of crime and punishment through entries by expert contributors that select and define the central vocabulary and terminology for the study of the history of crime and punishment.

Author: Turner, Jo

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447325877

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 712

Offering a succinct approach to the vocabulary and terminology of historical and contemporary approaches to crime and punishment, it includes concise but robust definitions of key terms and concepts from expert contributors in a user-friendly A-Z format with clear direction to related entries and further reading.

Censure Politics and Criminal Justice

In the world of crime fiction , most crime is violence , but so also is most good
policing . ... debates about the future of policing ' , which are likely to be
interpreted in terms of key concepts which are presently salient for the viewer –
principally the ...

Author: Colin Sumner

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

View: 597

Criminal justice is examined here as a powerful but contested system of state sanctification and enforcement of dominant social censures. The contributors explore the political and ideological composition of criminal justice and its associated public imagery. They present empirical investigations on the political bias of the magistracy, South African political trials, television images of crime and law enforcement, and press censure of dissident minorities and of the suffragette movement. They draw on recent theoretical developments within Marxist criminology and the sociology of law to put forward a modern socialist approach to criminology. They share a commitment to sociological research which is informed by socialist theory and politics but based on empirical enquiry or fieldwork.

Writer s Guide to Book Editors Publishers and Literary Agents 1999 2000

minster Bridge by Janet Laurence ; The Shaghai Murders : A Mystery of Love and
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Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 9780761513537

Category: Authorship

Page: 984

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England s Secret Weapon

DETECTIVE GENRE : Cawelti , John G . ( 1976 ) Adventure , Mystery and
Romance : Formula Stories as Art and ... Knight , Stephen ( 1980 ) Form and
Ideology in Crime Fiction . ... Narrative and Genre : Key Concepts in Media
Studies .

Author: Amanda J. Field

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 250

View: 750

England's Secret Weapon explores the way Hollywood used Sherlock Holmes in a series of fourteen films spanning the years of World War II in Europe, from The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1939 to Dressed to Kill in 1946. Basil Rathbone's portrayal of Holmes has influenced every actor who has since played him on film, TV, stage and radio, yet the film series has, until now, been neglected in terms of detailed critical analysis. The book looks at the films themselves in combination with their historical context. Though the first two films were set in the detective's 'true' Victorian period, Holmes was then 'updated' and recruited to fight the Nazis. He came to represent the acceptable face of England for the Americans - the one man who could be relied upon to ensure an Allied victory. Enthusiasm for a Nazi-fighting Holmes soon waned, however, and the series moved first into ghost-and-ghouls chillers, and finally into visceral horror films in which Professor Moriarty, Holmes' old enemy, had been replaced by a new breed of villain - a deadly female. England's Secret Weapon charts the studio's careful course between modernising the detective and making sure he was still recognisable as the 'old Holmes', in clothes, locations and behaviour.

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narrative ; key concepts ; active learning BA 3 yr ft ... ECCTIS : 5050000004 acts '
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Chaucer ... the 19th - century novel ; popular culture ; crime fiction ; writing
practices ) . postcolonialism ; new historicism Course ... Yr 1 : Approaches to
literature : Yr 2 : Compulsory : British drama concepts & practices of literary 1550-
1709 ; 19th ...

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