Crime Fiction as World Literature (Literatures as World Literature)

Crime Fiction as World Literature (Literatures as World Literature)

By: David Damrosch (editor), Theo D'Haen (editor), Louise Nilsson (editor)Paperback

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While crime fiction is one of the most widespread of all literary genres, this is the first book to treat it in its full global is the first book to treat crime fiction in its full global and plurilingual dimensions, taking the genre seriously as a participant in the international sphere of world literature. In a wide-ranging panorama of the genre, twenty critics discuss crime fiction from Bulgaria, China, Israel, Mexico, Scandinavia, Kenya, Catalonia, and Tibet, among other locales. By bringing crime fiction into the sphere of world literature, Crime Fiction as World Literature gives new insights not only into the genre itself but also into the transnational flow of literature in the globalized mediascape of contemporary popular culture.

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Louise Nilsson is a researcher in the English Department at Stockholm University, Sweden. David Damrosch is Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Literature at Harvard University, USA, where he is also Chair of the Department of Comparative Literature. Professor Damrosch is one of the world's foremost authorities on World Literature, past President of the American Comparative Literature Association, and author or editor of 17 books, including the ground-breaking What Is World Literature? (2003; translated into seven languages). Among his other publications are How to Read World Literature (2009), The Buried Book: The Loss and Rediscovery of the Great Epic of Gilgamesh ( 2007), and World Literature in Theory (edited; 2014). Theo D'haen is Professor of English and American Literatures at K.U. Leuven, Belgium. He is the author or editor of 53 books, including American Literature: A History (2014), The Routledge Concise History of World Literature (2012), World Literature: A Reader (edited with Cesar Dominguez and Mads Rosendahl, 2013), A World History of Literature (2012), and The Routledge Companion to World Literature (edited with David Damrosch and Djelal Kadir, 2012).


Introduction: Crime Fiction as World Literature Louise Nilsson (Stockholm University, Sweden), David Damrosch (Harvard University, USA), and Theo D'haen (K.U. Leuven, Belgium) I. Global and Local 1. The Knife in the Lemon: Nordic Noir and the Glocalization of Crime Fiction Andreas Hedberg (Uppsala University, Sweden) 2. After Such Knowledge: The Politics of Detection in the Narconovelas of Elmer Mendoza Michael Wood (Princeton University, USA) 3. Red Herrings and Read Alerts: Crime and Trans-Cultural Clues in Almost Blue and Nairobi Heat Tilottama Tharoor (New York University, USA) 4. The Detective Is Suspended: Nordic Noir and the Welfare State Bruce Robbins (Columbia University, USA) 5. Four Generations, One Crime Michaela Bronstein (Stanford University, USA) II. Market Mechanisms 6. With a Global Market in Mind: Agents, Authors and the Dissemination of Contemporary Swedish Crime Fiction Karl Berglund (Uppsala University, Sweden) 7. So You Think You Can Write... Handbooks for Mystery Fiction Anneleen Masschelein (K.U. Leuven, Belgium) and Dirk de Geest (K.U. Leuven, Belgium) 8. Covering Crime Fiction: Merging the Local into Cosmopolitan Mediascapes Louise Nilsson (Stockholm University, Sweden) 9. Surrealist Noir: Aragon's Le Cahier Noir and Pamuk's The Black Book Delia Ungureanu (Harvard University, USA, and University of Bucharest, Romania) III. Translating Crime 10. Detective Fiction in Translation: Shifting Patterns of Reception Susan Bassnett (University of Warwick, UK, and University of Glasgow, UK) 11. Making It Ours: Translation and the Circulation of Crime Fiction in Catalan Stewart King (Monash University, Australia) 12. In Agatha's Footsteps: The Cursed Goblet and Contemporary Bulgarian Crime Fiction Mihaela Harper (Bilkent University, Turkey) 13. A Missing Literature: Dror Mishani and the Case of Israeli Crime Fiction Maayan Eitan (University of Michigan, USA) 14. World Detective Form and Thai Crime Fiction Suradech Chotiudompant (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand) IV. Holmes away from Home 15. Holmes Away from Home: The Great Detective in the Transnational Literary Network Michael B. Harris-Peyton (University of Delaware, USA) 16. Sherlock's Queen Bee Theo D'haen (K.U. Leuven, Belgium) 17. Sherlock Holmes Came to China: Detective Fiction, Cultural Meditations, and Chinese Modernity Wei Yan (Lingnan University, Hong Kong) 18. A Sinister Chuckle: Sherlock in Tibet David Damrosch (Harvard University, USA) 19. Detecting Conspiracy: Boris Akunin's Dandiacal Detective, or a Century in Queer Profiles from London to Moscow Elizabeth Richmond-Garza (University of Texas at Austin, USA) Notes on Contributors Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781501319334
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 312
  • ID: 9781501319334
  • weight: 466
  • ISBN10: 1501319337

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