Conference

CFP: “Representations of Rurality in Crime Fiction and Media Culture” (Queen’s University Belfast, June 15-16, 2015)

CALL FOR PAPERS

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The two day Symposium in June is supported by the Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities at Queen’s University and its 2014/15 theme of ‘Creativity in Imagined and Material Worlds’. It will bring together studies in crime fiction and media culture looking at a variety of outlets such as fiction, film, television, comics, games and many others with the concept of ‘rurality’. Here interdisciplinary papers are welcomed, but not contained to, Anthropology, Modern Languages, English, Film and Media Studies, History, Cultural Studies, Historical/Cultural Geography, Sociology, Spatial Planning. By bringing together an interdisciplinary group we might ask, therefore, how cultural constructions of the rural often ‘set the scene’ for crime fiction. For example It is obvious in the “noir” genre that an important (counter-) cultural current of strong, yet ambivalent representations of the rural runs throughout its landmark depictions of dark cities and hostile landscapes. Continue reading

Eoin McNamee’s and Brian McGilloway’s reading and interview with Andrew Pepper (June 13, 2014)

The video recording of the event with the two acclaimed Northern Irish crime fiction authors. introduced by Dr. Andrew Pepper (Queen’s University Belfast):

Part 1

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