International Crime Genre Research Group 7th biennial conference (Galway)



International Crime Genre Research Group 7th biennial conference:

Networks and Connections in the Crime Genre 

 National University of Ireland, Galway, Friday 26 – Saturday 27 May, 2017,

10:00-11:00                     Panel 1: Hispanic Identities

Chair: Tina Pusse
Diana Battaglia (QUB): Imagined Communities, Identity and Exile in Leonardo Padura’s Crime Fiction
Linda Crawford (Salve Regina): Who Are You Calling “Postcolonial”? Reconsidering the Postcolonial in Latin American Detective Fiction


11:00-11:15 Tea/Coffee (Foyer IT Building)

11:15- 1:00                      Panel 2: Society, Power and Corruption

Chair: Kerstin Bergman
Elizabeth Scheiber (Rider) : Into the Harsh Light of Day: Representations of the Sicilian Mafia in The Day of the Owl
Angela Kimyongür (Hull): Beyond the French Connection: criminal and other networks in Dominique Manotti’s Or Noir (2015)
Michael Kelly (UL): Summoning the System. Crime Fiction as Cognitive Mapping
Jane Rosenbaum (Rider): Above the Law: Privileged Lives and the Network of Deceit


1:00-2:15 Lunch (An Bhialann/Canteen – Near the Library)

2:15-3:15                                             Keynote Address


Dr Eilis Ward: “Trafficking Tales, Facts and Fictions: a view from the social sciences”



3:15- 3:30 Tea/Coffee

3:30-5:00                         Panel 3: Trafficking

Chair: Linda Crawford
Charlotte Beyer (Gloucestershire): Depictions of Human Trafficking in Contemporary Crime Fiction
Eoin McCarney (DCU): Beyond Borders: Illegal Trafficking, Criminality and the State in Irish and Mexican Crime Fiction and Narcoliterature
Andrew Pepper (QUB): Markets and Violence in Contemporary Crime Fiction


5:00-6:00                         Crime Writer


Crime writer Anthony J Quinn will read from, and talk about his work.



6:00 Wine Reception

Saturday 27th May           IT Building: IT204

10:00-11:00                     Panel 4: Adaptation and Genre

Chair: David Conlon
Barry Nevin (DIT/TCD): Class, Community and Criminality in Jean Renoir’s Le Crime de Monsieur Lange (1935) and Les Bas-Fonds (1936).
Joel Phillips (Rider): Transhumanism, Posthumans, and Personhood in Selected Works of Robert J. Sawyer


11:00-11:15 Coffee

11:15-1:00                       Panel 5: Influence and Creativity

Chair: Elizabeth Scheiber
Ellen Risholm (TU Dortmund): “Chambers in Crime Fiction: Networks of Terror”
Lindsay Reid (NUIG): Resurrecting Love’s Labours Won and Cardenio in Recent Fiction
Roberta Clipper (Rider): Criminal Influences and Creative Writing


1:00-2:15 Lunch

2:15-3:15                         Panel 6: Nordic Crime

Chair: Marieke Krajenbrink
Kerstin Bergman (Lund): Sisterly Connections, Swedish Women Detectives Following in the Footsteps of Lisbeth Salander
Sara Kärrholm (Lund): Social Marketing Strategies among Swedish Crime Writers.


3:15-3:30 Tea/Coffee

3:30-5:00                         Panel 7: Terrorism

Chair: Kate Quinn
Begoña Sangrador-Vegas (NUIG): The Back Alleys of Democracy: the Dirty War against ETA in Film, Lasa eta Zabala
David Conlon (NUIM): Love in a Time of Climate Change: Crimes Of and Against Nature in Ricardo Piglia’s El Camino de Ida.
Jeffrey Halpern (Rider): Who is the Criminal, who is the Hero? Crime and Detection in the Matrix Trilogy


5:00-5:15 Tea/Coffee

5:15-6:00                         Panel 8: Europe in View – Perspectives Old and New

Chair: Sara Kärrholm
Marieke Krajenbrink (UL): Wandering the (Under) World. On Connections and Networks in Gerhard Roth
Eva Erdmann: European Networks of Crime and Detection


6:00  Concluding Remarks



Organising Committee: Dr Kate Quinn (NUIG), Dr Marieke Krajenbrink (UL), Dr Dominique Jeannerod (QUB)


We gratefully acknowledge the support of the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies, the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and the Discipline of Spanish at NUI, Galway.

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