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The Case of Sherlock Holmes: Secrets and Lies in Conan Doyle's Detective Fiction

Andrew Glazzard

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474431293
eISBN:
9781474453769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474431293.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The Case of Sherlock Holmes uncovers what is untold, partly told, wrongly told or deliberately concealed in Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes saga. This engaging study uses a scholarly approach, ... More


Hunting Pirates in Beiping

Fei-Hsien Wang

in Pirates and Publishers: A Social History of Copyright in Modern China

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691171821
eISBN:
9780691195414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171821.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter provides a background on how the Shanghai shuye gongsuo (SBG) set up an unusual private police force to combat piracy. Throughout the 1930s, the SBG's Beiping Office of the Piracy ... More


Ecogothic

Sharae Deckard

in Twenty-First-Century Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440929
eISBN:
9781474477024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440929.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Reading Ecogothic depictions of nature from cultural traditions outside of Euro-America reveals how socio-ecological relations are inextricably bound up with hierarchies of race, class and gender, ... More


America Is Elsewhere: The Noir Tradition in the Age of Consumer Culture

Erik Dussere

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199969913
eISBN:
9780199369027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969913.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The book conceives the literary and cinematic category of “noir” as a way of understanding the defining conflict between authenticity and consumer culture in post–World War II America. It analyzes ... More


The Publishing Class: Detectives and Executives in Noir Fiction

Erik Dussere

in America Is Elsewhere: The Noir Tradition in the Age of Consumer Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199969913
eISBN:
9780199369027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969913.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores the postwar discourse around the executive figure, the hopelessly inauthentic “man in the gray flannel suit,” and the corporation that defines him. Here the distinction between ... More


Setting the Scene: Proliferating Pictures and the Advent of Photography and Cinema

Jessica Lake

in The Face That Launched a Thousand Lawsuits: The American Women Who Forged a Right to Privacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300214222
eISBN:
9780300225303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214222.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter offers an analysis of the changes in visual technologies that were occurring in the nineteenth century and the ways in which photography and cinema radically altered the experience of ... More


The House Un-American Activities Committee: Detective Story (1951), Roman Holiday (1953), The Desperate Hours (1955), The Children's Hour (1961)

Gabriel Miller

in William Wyler: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Most Celebrated Director

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142098
eISBN:
9780813142371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142098.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details Wyler's involvement in political activities that were organized to protest HUAC's influence over the content of motion pictures and its blacklisting of film artists accused of ... More


Chandler and the American War Writers

Sarah Trott

in War Noir: Raymond Chandler and the Hard-Boiled Detective as Veteran in American Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781496808646
eISBN:
9781496808684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808646.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter three considers the relationship between detective fiction and war fiction and the impact of one style upon the other to create a ‘war noir’. Taking examples from renowned World War One ... More


The Roots of Dirty Harry

Joe Street

in Dirty Harry's America: "Clint Eastwood, Harry Callahan, and the Conservative Backlash"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061672
eISBN:
9780813051192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061672.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter places Dirty Harry in its cultural, political, and social context. It traces the development of detective films and screen violence amid the gradual decline of the Production Code. It ... More


Mrs Musgrave’s stain of madness: Marsh and the female offender

Johan Höglund

in Richard Marsh, popular fiction and literary culture, 1890-1915: Rereading the fin de siècle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526124340
eISBN:
9781526136206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526124340.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter ties Richard Marsh’s Mrs Musgrave – And Her Husband (1895) to the anxiety surrounding the degeneration debate. Simultaneously crime novel, detective novel and Gothic fiction, Mrs ... More


‘The most dangerous thing in England’? Detection, deviance and disability in Richard Marsh’s Judith Lee stories

Minna Vuohelainen

in Richard Marsh, popular fiction and literary culture, 1890-1915: Rereading the fin de siècle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526124340
eISBN:
9781526136206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526124340.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This essay examines the adventures of Richard Marsh’s female detective and lip-reader Judith Lee (1911–16). The short-story series offers a powerful example of the cross-fertilisation of the genres ... More


A Genealogy of Undercover Investigation

in New York Undercover: Private Surveillance in the Progressive Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226266091
eISBN:
9780226266114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226266114.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Undercover investigation in the United States was not an invention of Progressive social activists. Rather, it was a product of existing techniques that the activists adapted to their unique goals ... More


The Fin-de-Siècle Detective: ‘But My Job Don’t End There’

Caroline Reitz

in The Edinburgh Companion to Fin de Siècle Literature, Culture and the Arts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474408912
eISBN:
9781474445030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408912.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter re-examines late nineteenth-century detective fiction. It challenges views of the genre as a conservative phenomenon that reassures its readers by exposing and then vanquishing threats ... More


Being Playful: Parody and Disappointment

Akane Kawakami

in Patrick Modiano

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382745
eISBN:
9781786945235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382745.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores the relationship between Modiano’s novels and ‘popular’ genres such as detective fiction, showing how their resemblance results in a readability which works in Modiano’s favour. ... More


Form and Popular Culture

Katie Brown

in Writing and the Revolution: Venezuelan Metafiction 2004-2012

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786942197
eISBN:
9781789623932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786942197.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Chapter 5 proposes that, while the incorporation of aspects of popular culture in literary texts is not new, it takes on new significance in the context of the distinction between the popular as ... More


Technologies of Detection

Lena Wånggren

in Gender, Technology and the New Woman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474416269
eISBN:
9781474434645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416269.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This sixth chapter concludes the monograph by examining the figure of the New Woman detective and the specific technologies of detection employed. While women could not enter the British police force ... More


An Incriminated Medium? The City as Urban Spectacle

in Film, Mobility and Urban Space: A Cinematic Geography of Liverpool

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317576
eISBN:
9781846317248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317248.003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines one of the disturbing spaces of memory and urban spectacle in Liverpool: the abduction, torture and killing of the two-year-old boy James Bulger in February 1993 by ten-year-old ... More


Policing Perception: Public Image Management and the Creation of the Radio Crime Docudrama

Kathleen Battles

in Calling All Cars: Radio Dragnets and the Technology of Policing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816649136
eISBN:
9781452945996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816649136.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

This chapter presents the historical account of the emergence of radio crime docudramas, which had a unique program form drawn from various generic influences. Some of the examples of these ... More


Beyond Borders with Miéville, Borges, Wolfe, Ligotti, and Numenera

Curtis D. Carbonell

in Dread Trident: Tabletop Role-Playing Games and the Modern Fantastic

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620573
eISBN:
9781789629644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620573.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines a final case study, the TRPG Numenera. It finds in writers such as China Miéville and Gene Wolfe precursors of how literary studies can inform and understanding of the imaginary ... More


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