Criminal Moves: Modes of Mobility in Crime Fiction (Liverpool English Texts and Studies Lup) (Hardcover)

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Criminal Moves: Modes of Mobility in Crime Fiction (Liverpool English Texts and Studies Lup) (Hardcover)

By Jesper Gulddal (Editor), Alistair Rolls (Editor), Stewart King (Editor)

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Criminal Moves: Modes of Mobility in Crime Fiction offers a major intervention into contemporary theoretical debates about crime fiction. It seeks to overturn the following preconceptions: that the genre does not warrant critical analysis, that genre norms and conventions matter more than
textual individuality, and that comparative perspectives are secondary to the study of the British-American canon. Criminal Moves challenges the distinction between literary and popular fiction and proposes that crime fiction be seen as constantly violating its own boundaries. Centred on three axes
of mobility, the essays ask how can we imagine a mobile reading practice that realizes the genre's full textual complexity, without being limited by the authoritative self-interpretations provided by crime narratives; how we can overcome restrictive notions of 'genre', 'formula' or 'popular'; and
how we can establish transnational perspectives that challenge the centrality of the British-American tradition and recognize that the global history of crime fiction is characterized, not by the existence of parallel national traditions, but rather by processes of appropriation and
transculturation. Criminal Moves presents a comprehensive reinterpretation of the history of the genre that also has profound ramifications for how we read individual crime fiction texts.
Jesper Gulddal is Associate Professor in Literary Studies at the University of Newcastle, Australia.Alistair Rolls is Associate Professor of French Studies at the University of Newcastle, Australia.Stewart King is Senior Lecturer in Spanish and Catalan Studies at Monash University, Australia.
Product Details ISBN: 9781789620580
ISBN-10: 1789620589
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Publication Date: January 31st, 2020
Pages: 228
Language: English
Series: Liverpool English Texts and Studies Lup