With thanks to Benoît Tadié
Wednesday 24 June 2015, 4.00pm
ICRH Common Room. 18 University Square, Belfast Continue reading
(Pictures courtesy of Daniel Finlay and Annika Breinig)
Thanks to all for participating in the ICRH Conference on Representations of Rurality in Crime Fiction and Media Culture. This interdisciplinary conference co-organised by IRCH Senior Research Fellows Dr Dominique Jeannerod and Dr Linda Price was part of the ICRH’s 2014-2015 Research Theme Creativity in imagined and material worlds. Thanks for attending and to those of you who helped making it such a successful event. Thanks for your great papers and discussions. We really enjoyed having you here and look forward to seeing you again soon.
The conference on Representations of Rurality in Crime Fiction and Media Culture (ICRH, Queen’s University, Belfast, 15-16 June 2015) hosts acclaimed Crime Fiction authors Andrew Pepper, Anthony Quinn, Brian McGilloway, Gerard Brennan, Leigh Redhead, and Rob Kitchin. Please find here the full Programme
Belfast, Monday 15th June, 6: 15 p.m. No Alibis Bookstore,
As part of the conference on the Rural as a scene in Crime Fiction (conference organised by the Institute for collaborative Research in the Humanities at Queen’s University, Belfast), Brian McGilloway & Anthony Quinn will talk about their work in No Alibis Bookstore, in conversation with author Dr Andrew Pepper. All welcome ! Come and join us !
If you are interested in attending the conference on Interdisciplinary Approaches to ‘Setting the Scene’: Representations of Rurality in Crime Fiction and Media Culture, ICRH, Queen’s University,
Belfast 15-16 June 2015
Please contact : Dr Dominique Jeannerod (email@example.com) or Dr Linda Price (firstname.lastname@example.org)
[Dominique Jeannerod] Many thanks for accepting to answer some questions, ahead of next week’s Belfast Conference on Representations of the Rural in Crime Fiction. We are really looking forward to it . You will be in No Alibis on Monday, to talk about your writing, together with Brian McGilloway and Andrew Pepper.
To begin with, in which literary tradition would you consider yourself belonging?
[Anthony Quinn] Although I write crime fiction I aspire, perhaps a little grandiosely, to writing within an older Irish tradition, a peasant literature that is about a fugitive, almost magical sense of place and belonging, and the crimes that are committed by dislocated people and societies, the same tradition say as JB Keane’s The Field, or the poetry of Patrick Kavanagh.
Is there something like a rural school within Irish Noir? Continue reading
Whit Harrison (Harry Whittington), “Swamp Kill”, Phantom Books 508, 1952
“Setting the Scene”: Representations of Rurality in Crime Fiction and Media Culture, ICRH, Queen’s University, Belfast 15-16 June 2015
Professor Benoit Tadié (University of Rennes) “Desperadoes and Backwoods Teasers: the Resilience of Rural Noir in Postwar America
Professor Paul Cloke (University of Exeter) “Imaginative Geographies and the Production of Rural Space”
Professor Rob Kitchin (NUIM), ‘Place, Landscape and Rurality in Crime Fiction’
Brian McGilloway & Anthony Quinn, interviewed by Andrew Pepper : ‘Rurality and rural landscapes in Irish Crime Fiction’, Monday 15th, 6: 30, No Alibis Bookstore, on Botanic Avenue
The full programme for our conference is now live, and can be accessed at:
Venue : Plassey House
10:00-11:00 Keynote Address: Professor Evelyne Keitel (TU Chemnitz, Germany):
The Strange Case of the Nordic Detective: Realism, Regionalism, and Rewrites in Fargo Continue reading
Welcome to Belfast to all our delegates and participants in the San-Antonio International Conference Continue reading