Middlebrow Feminism in Classic British Detective Fiction

Middlebrow Feminism in Classic British Detective Fiction
Author: M. Schaub
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2013-02-21
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781137276964

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This is a feminist study of a recurring character type in classic British detective fiction by women - a woman who behaves like a Victorian gentleman. Exploring this character type leads to a new evaluation of the politics of classic detective fiction and the middlebrow novel as a whole.

Middlebrow Feminism in Classic British Detective Fiction

Middlebrow Feminism in Classic British Detective Fiction
Author: M. Schaub
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2013-02-21
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781137276964

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This is a feminist study of a recurring character type in classic British detective fiction by women - a woman who behaves like a Victorian gentleman. Exploring this character type leads to a new evaluation of the politics of classic detective fiction and the middlebrow novel as a whole.

Burial Plots in British Detective Fiction

Burial Plots in British Detective Fiction
Author: Lisa Hopkins
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2021-01-24
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9783030657604

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Burial Plots in British Detective Fiction offers an overview of the ways in which the past is brought back to the surface and influences the present in British detective fiction written between 1920 and 2020. Exploring a range of authors including Agatha Christie, Patricia Wentworth, Val McDermid, Sarah Caudwell, Georgette Heyer, Dorothy Dunnett, Jonathan Stroud and Ben Aaronovitch, Lisa Hopkins argues that both the literal and literary disinterment of the past use elements of the national past to interrogate the present. As such, in the texts discussed, uncovering the truth about an individual crime is also typically an uncovering of a more general connection between the present and the past. Whether detective novels explore murders on archaeological digs, hauntings, cold crimes or killings at Christmas, Hopkins explores the underlying message that you cannot understand the present unless you understand the past.

Gender and Representation in British Golden Age Crime Fiction

Gender and Representation in British    Golden Age    Crime Fiction
Author: Megan Hoffman
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2016-05-17
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781137536662

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This book provides an original and compelling analysis of the ways in which British women’s golden age crime narratives negotiate the conflicting social and cultural forces that influenced depictions of gender in popular culture in the 1920s until the late 1940s. The book explores a wide variety of texts produced both by writers who have been the focus of a relatively large amount of critical attention, such as Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers and Margery Allingham, but also those who have received comparatively little, such as Christianna Brand, Ngaio Marsh, Gladys Mitchell, Josephine Tey and Patricia Wentworth. Through its original readings, this book explores the ambivalent nature of modes of femininity depicted in golden age crime fiction, and shows that seemingly conservative resolutions are often attempts to provide a ‘modern-yet-safe’ solution to the conflicts raised in the texts.

The Cambridge Companion to British Literature of the 1930s

The Cambridge Companion to British Literature of the 1930s
Author: James Smith
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2019-11-30
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781108481083

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Explores 1930s authors, genres, and contexts, giving fresh attention to well-known authors and bringing new writers and approaches to the fore.

Dime Novels and the Roots of American Detective Fiction

Dime Novels and the Roots of American Detective Fiction
Author: P. Bedore
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2013-11-07
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781137288653

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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.

Neo Victorianism and Sensation Fiction

Neo Victorianism and Sensation Fiction
Author: Jessica Cox
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2019-11-11
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9783030292904

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This book represents the first full-length study of the relationship between neo-Victorianism and nineteenth-century sensation fiction. It examines the diverse and multiple legacies of Victorian popular fiction by authors such as Wilkie Collins and Mary Elizabeth Braddon, tracing their influence on a range of genres and works, including detective fiction, YA writing, Gothic literature, and stage and screen adaptations. In doing so, it forces a reappraisal of critical understandings of neo-Victorianism in terms of its origins and meanings, as well as offering an important critical intervention in popular fiction studies. The work traces the afterlife of Victorian sensation fiction, taking in the neo-Gothic writing of Daphne du Maurier and Victoria Holt, contemporary popular historical detective and YA fiction by authors including Elizabeth Peters and Philip Pullman, and the literary fiction of writers such as Joanne Harris and Charles Palliser. The work will appeal to scholars and students of Victorian fiction, neo-Victorianism, and popular culture alike.

The Bloomsbury Handbook to Agatha Christie

The Bloomsbury Handbook to Agatha Christie
Author: Mary Anna Evans,J.C. Bernthal
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2022-09-08
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781350212480

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The first specifically academic companion to contemporary scholarship on the work of Agatha Christie, this book includes chapters by an international group of scholars writing on topics and fields of study as various as ecocriticism and the anthropocene, popular modernism, middlebrow fiction, queer theory, feminism, crime and the state, and more. It addresses a broad selection of Christie's crime novels, as well as her short stories, literary novels written pseudonymously, and her own and others' dramatic adaptations for television, film, and the stage, Featuring unprecedented access to images and content held in Christie's personal archive, as well as a Foreword from renowned crime fiction writer Val McDermid, this is essential reading for anyone interested in Christie's work and legacy.