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Victims or villains? Open verdicts in Crime na Calle Relator

Sara Brandellero

in On a Knife-Edge: The Poetry of João Cabral de Melo Neto

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589524
eISBN:
9780191595462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589524.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter studies João Cabral's collection Crime na Calle Relator (1987), giving particular attention to the poet's treatment of crime narratives and his use of anecdotal material. It gives ... More


Joaquín Murrieta and the American 1848

Shelley Streeby

in Post-Nationalist American Studies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224384
eISBN:
9780520925267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224384.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at the ways U.S. racial economies and class relationships were reshaped by a redrawing of the boundaries that followed the Gold Rush and the U.S.-Mexican War. It also aims to show ... More


Borders: Russia and Eastern Europe as a Crime Scene

Anna Estera Mrozewicz

in Beyond Eastern Noir: Reimaging Russia and Eastern Europe in Nordic Cinemas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474418102
eISBN:
9781474444675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474418102.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The first chapter is concerned with the cinematic narratives of Eastern noir, which adopt a border discourse and imagine Russia (and thereby often Eastern Europe) as a crime scene. In these crime ... More


The Newgate Novel

Heather Worthington

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 3: The Nineteenth-Century Novel 1820-1880

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199560615
eISBN:
9780191803499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199560615.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the development of the Newgate novel, so called because the characters of its stories might have been found in the pages of Newgate Calendars, a collection of criminal ... More


Making Horror Respectable

Barry Forshaw

in The Silence of the Lambs

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733650
eISBN:
9781800342071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733650.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter assesses how Jonathan Demme's adaptation brought about a seismic change in the horror film genre of the 1990s; it performed a similar function for the crime narrative. The acclaim that ... More


From Man’s Man to Mama’s Boy: Escobar, el patrón del mal

Aldona Bialowas Pobutsky

in Pablo Escobar and Colombian Narcoculture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781683401513
eISBN:
9781683402183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401513.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 2 centers on the construct of masculinity in crime narratives, from the 2012 telenovela Pablo Escobar, el patrón del mal and the 2010 memoir El verdadero Escobar by Jhon Jairo Vásquez ... More


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