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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


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


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


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


‘A study, in a way, of self-destruction’: The Driver’s Seat and the Impotent Gaze

James Bailey

in Muriel Spark's Early Fiction: Literary Subversion and Experiments with Form

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474475969
eISBN:
9781474495837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474475969.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter extends the preceding chapter’s discussion of The Driver’s Seat to offer a thorough reassessment of its largely one-sided critical reception, as well as its nuanced approach to the ... 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


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