Crime Culture: Figuring Criminality in Fiction and Film.
Nicol, B, McNulty, E and Pulham, P (2011) Crime Culture: Figuring Criminality in Fiction and Film. Continuum International Publishing Group, New York. ISBN 0826432352
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By broadening the focus beyond classic English detective fiction, the American ‘hard-boiled’ crime novel and the gangster movie, Crime Cultures breathes new life into staple themes of crime fiction and cinema. Leading international scholars from the fields of literary and cultural studies analyze a range of literature and film, from neglected examples of film noir and ‘true crime’, crime fiction by female African American writers, to reality TV, recent films such as Elephant, Collateral and The Departed, and contemporary fiction by J. G. Ballard, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Margaret Atwood. They offer groundbreaking interpretations of new elements such as the mythology of the hitman, technology and the image, and the cultural impact of ‘senseless’ murders and reveal why crime is a powerful way of making sense of the broader concerns shaping modern culture and society.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Performing Arts|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > English and Languages > English|
|Deposited By:||Symplectic Elements|
|Deposited On:||30 Nov 2012 14:59|
|Last Modified:||24 Jan 2013 09:45|
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