Barbara Pezzotti New Zealand
Dear crime fiction lovers, I am pleased to recommend the following international crime fiction conference which will take place in Melbourne next July. Here is the call for papers:
The Global Crime Scene: Crime Narratives Beyond Borders
International conference 3-5 July 2013
Monash Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Organisers: Dr Stewart King (Monash) & Prof. Stephen Knight (Melbourne)
Keynotes speakers: Professor Maurizio Ascari (Università di Bologna)
From Friedrich Schiller to Sven Larsson via Godwin, Vidoq, Gaboriau, Sue, Poe, Hume, Doyle, Christie, Hammett, Chandler, Sciascia, Sjöwall & Wahlöö, Vázquez Montalbán, Matsumoto, and Xiaolong, among others, crime narratives have developed, diversified and globalised beyond borders marked by language, national, culture high and low, and genre and have come to figure among the most popular forms of storytelling worldwide.
The Global Crime Scene: Crime Narratives Beyond Borders seeks to explore this phenomenon in its historical and genealogical dimension, notably tracing its development through and beyond national traditions, questioning the primacy of the traditional Anglo-American critical arc of Poe-Doyle-Christie-Hammett-Chandler, as well as exploring the specificity and difference of crime narratives across time, place and medium (print, film, TV, and reportage around the world).
We particularly welcome papers or panels on the following topics:
Crime fiction and cultural/national identities
Transnational crime narratives
International historical justice and crime fiction
Early crime stories in different national contexts
The representation of foreign places and foreigners
Literary and criminal borrowings across cultures
TV crime shows and cinema with multicultural basis
Crime fiction and ethnic minorities
Crime fiction raising multinational gender and sexuality issues
Crime and travel narratives
Global crime networks
International crime narratives and criminology
Please send a 250-300 word proposal in a Word document, including a brief biography to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 February 2013.
Postgraduate and honours students are encouraged to present their research.
Following the conference, a 2-day Winter School on translating crime fiction will be hosted by the Translation and Interpreting program, Monash University. The Winter School will bring together writers and translators.