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Dracula and Detection: Among Genres II

John Wilson Foster

in Irish Novels 1890-1940: New Bearings in Culture and Fiction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232833
eISBN:
9780191716454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232833.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter begins with a discussion of Bram Stoker's Dracula and The Man. It then discusses the work of Elliot O'Donnell, including Werewolves. It then analyzes detective fiction.


Police Detectives in Fiction

Haia Shpayer-Makov

in The Ascent of the Detective: Police Sleuths in Victorian and Edwardian England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199577408
eISBN:
9780191804465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199577408.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Although detective fiction projected varied images of police detectives, certain patterns are discernible across a range of literary texts, revealing a less complimentary portrayal of police ... More


Detecting “Absolute Chance”

Charles Peirce and Anna Katharine Green

in Accident Society: Fiction, Collectivity, and the Production of Chance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775359
eISBN:
9780804778459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775359.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines pragmatism by focusing on two writers who rely on chance to conduct their investigations: Charles Sanders Peirce and Anna Katharine Green. It looks at Green's detective fiction ... More


Repositioning the debate

Cynthia S. Hamilton

in Sara Paretsky: Detective fiction as trauma literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096952
eISBN:
9781781708729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096952.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter proposes two new frameworks for assessing the subversive possibilities of detective fiction: trauma literature and historiographical discourse. The discussion of trauma literature ... More


The Life Spans of Genres

Ted Underwood

in Distant Horizons: Digital Evidence and Literary Change

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226612669
eISBN:
9780226612973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226612973.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Disagreements about the history of genre are hard to resolve because contemporary readers inevitably see earlier works through a retrospective lens. We may call the novels of Mary Shelley "science ... 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


The Mystery of Ovid’s Exile: Ovid and the Roman Detectives

Helen Lovatt

in Two Thousand Years of Solitude: Exile After Ovid

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199603848
eISBN:
9780191731587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603848.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter explores different representations of the search for the reason behind Ovid’s exile (an enduring fascination) by focusing on Ovid’s exile as a subject for mystery writers. The chapter ... More


Probably Poe

Maurice S. Lee

in Uncertain Chances: Science, Skepticism, and Belief in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199797578
eISBN:
9780199932412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797578.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Focusing on Poe’s detective fiction, this chapter discusses the spread of probability theory in the 1830s and 1840s—in logic and mathematics, in sociology and statistics, and in gaming practices, ... More


Welty’s Moonlighting Detective: Whiteness and Eudora Welty’s Subversion of the American Noir Tradition in “The Demonstrators”

Jacob Agner

Harriet Pollack (ed.)

in New Essays on Eudora Welty, Class, and Race

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496826145
eISBN:
9781496826190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826145.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This essay argues that Eudora Welty’s 1966 civil rights story, “The Demonstrators,” casts a spotlight on the “crime” of systemic racism in the U.S. South through the popular crime genre of American ... More


An Error in Canonicity, or A Fuller Story of Faulkner’s Return to Print Culture, 1944–1951

John N. Duvall

in Faulkner and Print Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812308
eISBN:
9781496812346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812308.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Although Malcolm Cowley’s 1946 The Portable Faulkner is often credited with reviving Faulkner’s reputation, this essay explores the impact of another publication from that same year, Faulkner’s “An ... More


Introduction

Cynthia S. Hamilton

in Sara Paretsky: Detective fiction as trauma literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096952
eISBN:
9781781708729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096952.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Assessments of Paretsky’s limitations as both a feminist and a social critic are bound up with assumptions about whether the hard-boiled formula she employs has the capacity to articulate a radical ... More


Seerman: the rise of the psychic detective

Neil Cornwell

in Odoevsky's Four Pathways into Modern Fiction: A Comparative Study

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082092
eISBN:
9781781702062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082092.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter notes early detective fiction in works by Schiller, Hoffmann and Poe, prior to an examination of the figure of the uncle in Odoevsky's The Salamander—this personage here being proposed ... More


Waiting: Mysterious Circumstances

Theodore Martin

in Contemporary Drift: Genre, Historicism, and the Problem of the Present

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231181921
eISBN:
9780231543897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231181921.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 3 investigates what happens when contemporary time is felt to be a time of seemingly interminable waiting. I show how this question has become central to the contemporary detective novel, ... 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


Weird History / Weird Knowledge: H. P. Lovecraft versus Sherlock Holmes in Shadows Over Baker Street

Chloé Germaine Buckley

in Sideways in Time: Critical Essays on Alternate History Fiction

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620139
eISBN:
9781789623765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620139.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The 2003 horror short story collection, Shadows over Baker Street partakes of the Weird tradition of revising the history of human civilisation whilst also producing a secret history of the fictional ... More


Introduction: Cultural Borrowing and Japanese Crime Literature

Mark Silver

in Purloined Letters: Cultural Borrowing and Japanese Crime Literature, 1868-1937

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831882
eISBN:
9780824869397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831882.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book examines the responses of Japanese authors to the problem of writing in the borrowed genre of detective fiction. It considers the implications of Japan's deliberate policy of Westernization ... More


Anxieties of Influence: Edogawa Ranpo’s Horrifying Hybrids

Mark Silver

in Purloined Letters: Cultural Borrowing and Japanese Crime Literature, 1868-1937

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831882
eISBN:
9780824869397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831882.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the detective fiction and critical essays produced by Edogawa Ranpo (1894–1965) and his contemporaries in the 1920s and 1930s. Ranpo is the most prominent detective story writer ... More


Odoevsky's Four Pathways into Modern Fiction: A Comparative Study

Neil Cornwell

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082092
eISBN:
9781781702062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082092.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book takes four stories by the Russian Romantic author Vladimir Odoevsky to illustrate ‘pathways’, developed further by subsequent writers, into modern fiction. Featured here are: the artistic ... More


Public and Private Eyes

Lawrence M Friedman

in Law and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199272235
eISBN:
9780191699603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272235.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines the relation between detective and mystery fiction and law. It mentions that the origin of the detective story and the law against blackmail date from about the same time, ... 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


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