Author: International Crime Fiction Research Group

About International Crime Fiction Research Group

The International CrimeFiction research group, based at @QUB_Humanities, connects scholars working on popular fiction, popular culture and digital humanities.

A Big Data Investigation workshop

A few photos from today’s event at 30 Euston Square, London, co-organised by the Visualising European Crime Fiction project and the British Library Labs in the context of the International Data Curation Conference 2015.

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Mahendra Mahey (British Library Labs).

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A Big Data Investigation workshop + BritishLibraryLabsTHATCAMP 2015

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February 12, 2015
30 Euston Square, London NW1 2FB
February 13, 2015
British Library Conference Centre, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

A two-day hands-on workshop to explore some of the tools and the skills to be acquired to conduct research on big data in the Humanities will take place in London next week as part of the activities supported by the AHRC-funded project “Visualising European Crime Fiction: New Digital Tools and Approaches to the Study of Transnational popular Culture”, led by Dr. Dominique Jeannerod (QUB).

 
Co-organised with the British Library Labs in the framework of the Data Curation Conference 2015, the workshops will explore a number of online resources for metadata, texts and images, as well as tools for data visualisation such as Gephi and Tableau.
The full programme of two days is available here:
Please visit the websites of the co-organisers of this event:
The British Library Labs: http://labs.bl.uk/
Data Curation Conference 2015: http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/international-digital-curation-conference-idcc

CFP: James Ellroy: Visions of Noir

‘James Ellroy: Visions of Noir’, 1-3 July 2015, will be held at the University of Liverpool and sponsored by the School of English. This conference will examine Ellroy’s influence on the genre, his inspirations as a writer and his achievements in forging an idiosyncratic and unique style. We seek to foster an interdisciplinary approach in order to explore subjects such as Ellroy’s reinterpretation of the history of Los Angeles and the United States, as well as the connections between genre fiction and cinema through film noir. Our keynote speaker is journalist and critic Woody Haut, who has written on how Ellroy’s work has led to a reassessment of crime fiction as ‘at its most subversive not when it retreats into the confines of the genre, but when it stretches its narrative boundaries and rules regarding subject, style and plot.’ His works include Neon Noir: Contemporary American Crime Fiction (1999) and Pulp Culture: Hardboiled Fiction and the Cold War (2014). Continue reading

3 x Phil Marlowe

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Raymond Chandler, Třikrát Phil Marlowe, Praha: Odeon, 1967 (Translated by František Jungwirth, Heda Kovályová and Josef Schwarz).

Judging the book by the state of its cover, this copy of a Czech translation of Chandler has definitely found a readership, in over four decades since it was published. The book consists of three Chandler’s masterpieces  : The Big Sleep ; Farewell, My Lovely and The Long Good-Bye (Hluboký spánek –; Sbohem buď, lásko má –; Loučení s Lennoxem) ; It contains an afterword  by Josef Škvorecký.  (With thanks to Marcela Bucova) Continue reading

The “Smaragd” Mladá Fronta Crime Series

 

WeteringPNG Janwillem van de Wetering,  Masakr v Maine ( The Maine Massacre, 1979), Praha: Mladá fronta, 1985 (Translation Jaroslav Kořán, Illustration Tomáš Bím)

(With thanks to Marcela Poucova, University of Brno)

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