Friday, 25 March 2016

One-day Symposium: “New Approaches to Studying Crime Narratives”

October 14, 2016
University of Tampere, Finland

First Call for Papers

We invite proposals for paper presentations on new approaches to studying crime narratives. We want to encourage participants to introduce and discuss new methodological and theoretical perspectives on how to study literary, televisual and filmic crime narratives, and also to consider recent developments in the field of crime writing itself. The symposium understands crime narratives in a wide sense, as ranging from detective fiction, spy stories, and thrillers to true crime. The symposium also welcomes proposals focusing on crime narratives from various language areas and cultural spheres. We would like to welcome proposals which address the following topics (however, the list is by no means exhaustive):

●        setting, space and spatiality
●        reconsidering the postcolonial and imperial turns
●        beyond the ethnic boom
●        the crossroads between crime studies and disability studies
●        studies on crime and affect
●        crime fiction and brutality
●        crime fiction and translation
●        crime and transmedia storytelling
●        new generic directions
●        crime narrative, history and memory
●        crime and tourism
●        Nordic noir
●        music in crime narratives

The Symposium’s keynote speaker:

Dr Christiana Gregoriou, English Language, University of Leeds, UK.

Participants may contribute with a presentation (20 min + discussion).

Please submit your proposal (max 300 words) and a short biographical statement (including name, email address, institutional affiliation) to and as attachments in rtf or doc format by May 31, 2016. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by June 17th, 2016. Participants should register for the symposium before August 22, 2016. The language of the symposium is English.

There is no conference fee, and participants are expected to cover all costs for travel, accommodation and subsistence themselves.

After the conference authors of some selected papers will be invited to take part in a book to be published by an international publishing house.

Dr Maarit Piipponen, Degree Programme in English Language, Literature and Translation, University of Tampere, Finland

Dr Tiina Mäntymäki, English Studies, University of Vaasa, Finland

Tiina Mäntymäki, Ph.D.
Research Manager
English Studies
Head of English Studies
University of Vaasa
P.O. Box 700, FI-65101 VAASA
Tel. +358 (0)29 449 8337
Email tiina.mantymaki(a)

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