Institute of English, University of Gdańsk, Poland
Crime Fiction – Here and There, Now and Then
9-11 November, 2012
The aim of the conference is to discuss crime fiction across national borders, across time periods, across languages, across genres and across boundaries between the literature and the other arts (film, theatre, graphic novel etc.) We invite papers which deal with one or more of the following points (the list is by no means exhaustive), in any given literature and country, or in international comparison:
Comparative study of crime fiction
Detectives now and then
Genres, systems, conventions
National, regional or local contexts (e.g. Scottish, Scandinavian, American; Edinburgh,Breslau,LA)
Crime fiction and the reader
Dubious villain – why do we like villains?
Crime and gender
Crime and identity
The conference will be held in English. Papers should be no longer than 20 minutes of presentation time. Selected papers will be published in a post-conference volume.
Agnieszka Sienkiewicz-Charlish, M.A.
Urszula Elias, M.A.
with the support of:
Arco van Ieperen, M. A. (The State School of Higher Professional Education, Elbląg)
Joanna Szarek, M. A.
Prof. David Malcolm