The Global Crime Scene : Crime Narratives Beyond Borders
International conference 3-4 July 2013
HB.32 and HB Function space
Caulfield Campus, Monash University
From Friedrich Schiller to Sven Larsson via Godwin, Vidoq, Gaboriau, Sue, Poe, Hume, Doyle, Christie, Hammett, Chandler, Sciascia, Sjöwall & Wahlöö, Vázquez Montalbán, Matsumoto, and Xiaolong, among others, crime narratives have developed, diversified and globalised beyond borders marked by language, national, culture high and low, and genre and have come to figure among the most popular forms of storytelling worldwide.
The Global Crime Scene: Crime Narratives Beyond Borders seeks to explore this phenomenon in its historical and genealogical dimension, notably tracing its development through and beyond national traditions, questioning the primacy of the traditional Anglo-American critical arc of Poe-Doyle-Christie-Hammett-Chandler, as well as exploring the specificity and difference of crime narratives across time, place and medium (print, film, TV, and reportage around the world).
Following the conference, a 2-day Winter School on translating crime fiction will be hosted by the Translation and Interpreting program, Monash University. The Winter School will bring together writers and translators.
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