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Dime Novels and the Roots of American Detective Fiction

Dime Novels and the Roots of American Detective Fiction [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137288655
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Dime Novels and the Roots of American Detective Fiction by , Book Resume:

This book reveals subversive representations of gender, race and class in detective dime novels (1860-1915), arguing that inherent tensions between subversive and conservative impulses—theorized as contamination and containment—explain detective fiction's ongoing popular appeal to readers and to writers such as Twain and Faulkner.

The Centrality of Crime Fiction in American Literary Culture

The Centrality of Crime Fiction in American Literary Culture [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317190718
Author: Alfred Bendixen,Olivia Carr Edenfield
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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The Centrality of Crime Fiction in American Literary Culture by Alfred Bendixen,Olivia Carr Edenfield Book Resume:

This collection of essays by leading scholars insists on a larger recognition of the importance and diversity of crime fiction in U.S. literary traditions. Instead of presenting the genre as the property of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, this book maps a larger territory which includes the domains of Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Richard Wright, Flannery O’Connor, Cormac McCarthy and other masters of fiction.The essays in this collection pay detailed attention to both the genuine artistry and the cultural significance of crime fiction in the United States. It emphasizes American crime fiction’s inquiry into the nature of democratic society and its exploration of injustices based on race, class, and/or gender that are specifically located in the details of American experience.Each of these essays exists on its own terms as a significant contribution to scholarship, but when brought together, the collection becomes larger than the sum of its pieces in detailing the centrality of crime fiction to American literature. This is a crucial book for all students of American fiction as well as for those interested in the literary treatment of crime and detection, and also has broad appeal for classes in American popular culture and American modernism.

Violence in American Popular Culture [2 volumes]

Violence in American Popular Culture [2 volumes] [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1440832064
Author: David Schmid
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
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Violence in American Popular Culture [2 volumes] by David Schmid Book Resume:

This timely collection provides a historical overview of violence in American popular culture from the Puritan era to the present and across a range of media. • Provides a narrative of the development of violence in American popular culture, illustrating both continuity and change • Combines an overview of each essay's subject matter with in-depth analysis of specific examples • Features discussion of well-known portrayers of violence, such as film and television, as well as lesser-known sources—for example, murder ballads and Puritan sermons—helping readers place contemporary concerns and examples into a detailed historical context • Suggests directions for future research and other developments in the field • Includes a keyword index to enable readers to track continuities across the various essays

The Origins of the American Detective Story

The Origins of the American Detective Story [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0786481382
Author: LeRoy Lad Panek
Publisher: McFarland
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The Origins of the American Detective Story by LeRoy Lad Panek Book Resume:

Edgar Allan Poe essentially invented the detective story in 1841 with Murders in the Rue Morgue. In the years that followed, however, detective fiction in America saw no significant progress as a literary genre. Much to the dismay of moral crusaders like Anthony Comstock, dime novels and other sensationalist publications satisfied the public’s hunger for a yarn. Things changed as the century waned, and eventually the detective was reborn as a figure of American literature. In part these changes were due to a combination of social conditions, including the rise and decline of the police as an institution; the parallel development of private detectives; the birth of the crusading newspaper reporter; and the beginnings of forensic science. Influential, too, was the new role model offered by a wildly popular British import named Sherlock Holmes. Focusing on the late 19th century and early 20th, this volume covers the formative years of American detective fiction. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Late Victorian Crime Fiction in the Shadows of Sherlock

Late Victorian Crime Fiction in the Shadows of Sherlock [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0230390544
Author: C. Clarke
Publisher: Springer
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Late Victorian Crime Fiction in the Shadows of Sherlock by C. Clarke Book Resume:

This book investigates the development of crime fiction in the 1880s and 1890s, challenging studies of late-Victorian crime fiction which have given undue prominence to a handful of key figures and have offered an over-simplified analytical framework, thereby overlooking the generic, moral, and formal complexities of the nascent genre.

Detective Fiction and the Ghost Story

Detective Fiction and the Ghost Story [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137294892
Author: M. Cook
Publisher: Springer
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Detective Fiction and the Ghost Story by M. Cook Book Resume:

Detective Fiction and the Ghost Story is a lively series of case studies celebrating the close relationship between detective fiction and the ghost story. It features many of the most famous authors from both genres including Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, M. R. James and Tony Hillerman.

The Palgrave Handbook of Literature and the City

The Palgrave Handbook of Literature and the City [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137549114
Author: Jeremy Tambling
Publisher: Springer
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The Palgrave Handbook of Literature and the City by Jeremy Tambling Book Resume:

This book is about the impact of literature upon cities world-wide, and cities upon literature. It examines why the city matters so much to contemporary critical theory, and why it has inspired so many forms of writing which have attempted to deal with its challenges to think about it and to represent it. Gathering together 40 contributors who look at different modes of writing and film-making in throughout the world, this handbook asks how the modern city has engendered so much theoretical consideration, and looks at cities and their literature from China to Peru, from New York to Paris, from London to Kinshasa. It looks at some of the ways in which modern cities – whether capitals, shanty-towns, industrial or ‘rust-belt’ – have forced themselves on people’s ways of thinking and writing.

Towards Sherlock Holmes

Towards Sherlock Holmes [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1476627517
Author: Stephen Knight
Publisher: McFarland
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Towards Sherlock Holmes by Stephen Knight Book Resume:

Crime fiction—a product of the burgeoning metropolis of the 19th century—features specialists who identify criminals to protect an anxious citizenry. Before detectives came to play the central role, the protagonists tended to be lawyers or other professionals. Major English writers like Gaskell, Dickens and Collins contributed to the genre—Fergus Hume’s The Mystery of a Hansom Cab was a best-seller in 1887—and American and French authors created new forms. This book explores thematic aspects of 19th century crime fiction’s complex history, including various social and gender roles between different time periods and settings, and the imperial elements that made Sherlock Holmes seem dynamically contemporary.

Criminal Femmes Fatales in American Hardboiled Crime Fiction

Criminal Femmes Fatales in American Hardboiled Crime Fiction [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137356472
Author: Maysaa Husam Jaber
Publisher: Springer
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Criminal Femmes Fatales in American Hardboiled Crime Fiction by Maysaa Husam Jaber Book Resume:

This book fills a gap in both literary and feminist scholarship by offering the first major study of femme fatales in hardboiled crime fiction. Maysaa Jaber shows that the criminal literary figures in the genre open up powerful spaces for imagining female agency in direct opposition to the constraining forces of patriarchy and misogyny.

Portable Prose

Portable Prose [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1498562701
Author: Jarrad Cogle,N. Cyril Fischer,Lydia Saleh Rofail,Vanessa Smith
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Portable Prose by Jarrad Cogle,N. Cyril Fischer,Lydia Saleh Rofail,Vanessa Smith Book Resume:

Portable Prose: The Novel and the Everyday explores issues related to objecthood, the everyday, and portability within the novel. The scope of this wide-ranging collection includes nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction, contemporary postmodern literature and science fiction, as well as broader theories of the novel and the nature of reading.

The Boy Detective in Early British Children’s Literature

The Boy Detective in Early British Children’s Literature [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3319620908
Author: Lucy Andrew
Publisher: Springer
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The Boy Detective in Early British Children’s Literature by Lucy Andrew Book Resume:

This book maps the development of the boy detective in British children’s literature from the mid-nineteenth to the early-twentieth century. It explores how this liminal figure – a boy operating within a man’s world – addresses adult anxieties about boyhood and the boy’s transition to manhood. It investigates the literary, social and ideological significance of a vast array of popular detective narratives appearing in ‘penny dreadfuls’ and story papers which were aimed primarily at working-class boys. This study charts the relationship between developments in the representation of the fictional boy detective and changing expectations of and attitudes towards real-life British boys during a period where the boy’s role in the future of the Empire was a key concern. It emphasises the value of the early fictional boy detective as an ideological tool to condition boy readers to fulfil adult desires and expectations of what boyhood and, in the future, proper manhood should entail. It will be of particular importance to scholars working in the fields of children’s literature, crime fiction and popular culture.

American TV Detective Dramas

American TV Detective Dramas [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137425660
Author: Mareike Jenner
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American TV Detective Dramas by Mareike Jenner Book Resume:

The way detectives access and attain the 'truth' about a crime is an important indicator of how they relate to contemporary political developments. This book explores these methods of detection and positions the genre in a specific political, aesthetic, narrative and industrial context.

The English Crime Play in the Twentieth Century

The English Crime Play in the Twentieth Century [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 113746304X
Author: Beatrix Hesse
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The English Crime Play in the Twentieth Century by Beatrix Hesse Book Resume:

This is the first comprehensive study of the English crime play, presenting a survey of 250 plays performed in the London West End between 1900 and 2000. The first part is historically orientated while the second one establishes a tentative poetics of the genre. The third part presents an analysis of some 20 plays adapted from detective fiction.

Serial Crime Fiction

Serial Crime Fiction [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137483695
Author: Carolina Miranda,Jean Anderson,Barbara Pezzotti
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Serial Crime Fiction by Carolina Miranda,Jean Anderson,Barbara Pezzotti Book Resume:

Serial Crime Fiction is the first book to focus explicitly on the complexities of crime fiction seriality. Covering definitions and development of the serial form, implications of the setting, and marketing of the series, it studies authors such as Doyle, Sayers, Paretsky, Ellroy, Marklund, Camilleri, Borges, across print, film and television.

James Ellroy

James Ellroy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137490837
Author: Steven Powell
Publisher: Springer
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James Ellroy by Steven Powell Book Resume:

James Ellroy: Demon Dog of Crime Fiction is a study of all of Ellroy's key works, from his debut novel Brown's Requiem to the epic Underworld USA trilogy. This book traces the development of Ellroy's writing style and the importance of his Demon Dog persona to carving out his unique place in American crime fiction.

Dick Grayson, Boy Wonder

Dick Grayson, Boy Wonder [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1476620857
Author: Kristen L. Geaman
Publisher: McFarland
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Dick Grayson, Boy Wonder by Kristen L. Geaman Book Resume:

Dick Grayson—alter-ego of the original Robin of Batman comics—has gone through various changes in his 75 years as a superhero but has remained the optimistic, humorous character readers first embraced in 1940. Predating Green Lantern and Wonder Woman, he is one of DC Comics’ oldest heroes and retains a large and loyal fanbase. The first scholarly work to focus exclusively on the Boy Wonder, this collection of new essays features critical analysis, as well as interviews with some of the biggest names to study Dick Grayson, including Chuck Dixon, Devin Grayson and Marv Wolfman. The contributors discuss his vital place in the Batman saga, his growth and development into an independent hero, Nightwing, and the many storyline connections which put him at the center of the DC Universe. His character is explored in the contexts of feminism, trauma, friendship, and masculinity.

Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context [4 volumes]

Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context [4 volumes] [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1440853592
Author: Linda De Roche
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Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context [4 volumes] by Linda De Roche Book Resume:

This four-volume reference work surveys American literature from the early 20th century to the present day, featuring a diverse range of American works and authors and an expansive selection of primary source materials. Bringing useful and engaging material into the classroom, this four-volume set covers more than a century of American literary history—from 1900 to the present. Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context profiles authors and their works and provides overviews of literary movements and genres through which readers will understand the historical, cultural, and political contexts that have shaped American writing. Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context provides wide coverage of authors, works, genres, and movements that are emblematic of the diversity of modern America. Not only are major literary movements represented, such as the Beats, but this work also highlights the emergence and development of modern Native American literature, African American literature, and other representative groups that showcase the diversity of American letters. A rich selection of primary documents and background material provides indispensable information for student research. Covers significant authors, as well as those neglected by history, and their works from major historical and cultural periods of the last century, including authors writing today Situates authors' works not only within their own canon but also with the historical and cultural context of the U.S. more broadly Positions primary documents after specific authors or works, allowing readers to read excerpts critically in light of the entries Examines literary movements, forms, and genres that also pay special attention to multi-ethnic and women writers

Railway Reading and Late-Victorian Literary Series

Railway Reading and Late-Victorian Literary Series [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1351965832
Author: Paul Raphael Rooney
Publisher: Routledge
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Railway Reading and Late-Victorian Literary Series by Paul Raphael Rooney Book Resume:

The railway was one of the principal Victorian spaces of reading. This book spotlights one of the leading audience demographics in this late-Victorian market: the newly empowered readers of the expanding middle class. The transactions in which late-Victorian readers acquired the books read whilst travelling are reconstructed by exploring the leading determinants of consumers’ purchasing choices at the railway station bookstalls selling books intended for reading in this zone. This exploration concentrates on the impact of forces like the input of the staff running the bookstalls and the commercial environment in which consumers made their purchases. At the center of this study is a leading (and still relatively under-examined) genre of Victorian print culture circulating in this reading space― the series. Rooney examines three leading examples of late-Victorian series, which sought to satisfy railway passengers’ need for literary reading matter. Many of the period’s principal authors and literary genres featured in their lists. Each venture is representative of one of the three main pricing tiers of series publishing. Employing an eclectic methodological framework combining cultural studies and book history approaches with concepts from the new humanities, the reading experiences furnished by the light fiction of these series are reconstructed. This study reflects the recent growth in scholarship on historical readership, the expansion in the canon of Victorian popular literature, and the broader material turn in nineteenth-century studies.

Sustainable Digital Communities

Sustainable Digital Communities [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 303043687X
Author: Anneli Sundqvist,Gerd Berget,Jan Nolin,Kjell Ivar Skjerdingstad
Publisher: Springer Nature
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Sustainable Digital Communities by Anneli Sundqvist,Gerd Berget,Jan Nolin,Kjell Ivar Skjerdingstad Book Resume:

This volume constitutes the proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Sustainable Digital Communities, iConference 2020, held in Boras, Sweden, in March 2020. The 27 full papers and the 48 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 178 submissions. They cover topics such as: sustainable communities; social media; information behavior; information literacy; user experience; inclusion; education; public libraries; archives and records; future of work; open data; scientometrics; AI and machine learning; methodological innovation.

Clues: A Journal of Detection, Vol. 36, No. 2 (Fall 2018)

Clues: A Journal of Detection, Vol. 36, No. 2 (Fall 2018) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1476635560
Author: Janice M. Allan
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Clues: A Journal of Detection, Vol. 36, No. 2 (Fall 2018) by Janice M. Allan Book Resume:

For over two decades, Clues has included the best scholarship on mystery and detective fiction. With a combination of academic essays and nonfiction book reviews, it covers all aspects of mystery and detective fiction material in print, television and movies. As the only American scholarly journal on mystery fiction, Clues is essential reading for literature and film students and researchers; popular culture aficionados; librarians; and mystery authors, fans and critics around the globe.