Day: November 4, 2014

Networks, diffusion, acculturation – The birth of mass culture in Europe, Debrecen, 11-13 December 2014

This conference is co-organised in partnership between the Universities of Queen’s Belfast, Limoges and Debrecen and with the  support of the AHRC, as part of the grant : Visualising European Crime Fiction.

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CFP : Consuming Crime: Consumption, Commodification and Consumerism in Crime Fiction, Film and Television

Consuming Crime: Consumption, Commodification and Consumerism in Crime Fiction, Film and Television

The Sixth Interdisciplinary Conference of the International Crime Genre Research Network, Ireland is to be held at The University of Limerick, Ireland

Friday 26 -Saturday 27th June, 2015

Crime novels, films and television series are avidly consumed by readers and viewers worldwide, and the crime genre has itself become one of the most successful commodities of modern times, expanding into multiple cultural spaces. The success of this genre of anxiety and reassurance is due, in part, to a fascination with crime and transgression, and concomitantly with justice and security. From its inception the genre has had clear links to the sensationalistic tabloid press, and accounts of true crime are still compelling today. Crime stories are a highly valued product and we seem to have an insatiable appetite for them. In our increasingly global world, we look beyond our own borders to consume accounts of other cultures, societies, people and places – the latter in particular being marketed with specific brand identities such as Nordic noir. Tourism is marketed alongside culture and history in the contemporary crime genre.

The aim of this sixth interdisciplinary conference is to explore the idea of consumption, commodification and consumerism as they feature in the crime genre. Continue reading