CFP: Women, Narrative and Crime (deadline 15.04)

Women, Narrative and Crime! Call For Papers

CRIME FICTION HERE AND THERE

Women, Narrative and Crime: An Interdisciplinary Conference

  9th July 2015   Teesside University (Darlington Campus)

Keynote Speakers: Deborah Jermyn (Roehampton) & Lizzie Seal (Sussex)

From Pat Barker’s novel Blow Your House Down (1984) to Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell’s graphic novel From Hell (1999) and Alecky Blythe and Adam Cork’s stage musical London Road (2011), artists, writers and film-makers have explored the collective memory and cultural meaning of crimes against women, both past and present. This interdisciplinary conference will bring to together researchers and practitioners from the arts, humanities and socials sciences to explore questions of narrative and crime in relation to violence against women, as well as addressing themes relating to women, crime and justice more broadly.

This conference will critically explore the growing recognition within the social sciences of ‘popular’ criminological texts (Rafter, 2007) – such as film, TV drama, crime fiction, true-crime  – as valid…

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