A Companion to Crime Fiction
Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture
1. Auflage Februar 2010
648 Seiten, Hardcover
A Companion to Crime Fiction presents the definitive guide to this popular genre from its origins in the eighteenth century to the present day. It brings together a series of forty-seven original essays from some of the world's leading authorities. The volume follows the development of crime fiction over the last three centuries, examining the traditions and conventions of the genre, as well as its cultural and social contexts. Twenty of the most significant crime writers and film makers, from William Godwin to Martin Scorsese, are examined along with the ways in which they have shaped and influenced the field.
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A Companion to Crime Fiction presents the definitive guide to this popular genre from its origins in the eighteenth century to the present day
* A collection of forty-seven newly commissioned essays from a team of leading scholars across the globe make this Companion the definitive guide to crime fiction
* Follows the development of the genre from its origins in the eighteenth century through to its phenomenal present day popularity
* Features full-length critical essays on the most significant authors and film-makers, from Arthur Conan Doyle and Dashiell Hammett to Alfred Hitchcock and Martin Scorsese exploring the ways in which they have shaped and influenced the field
* Includes extensive references to the most up-to-date scholarship, and a comprehensive bibliography
Part I: History, Criticism, Culture
1. From the Newgate Calendar to Sherlock Holmes (Heather Worthington).
2. From Sherlock Holmes to the Present (Lee Horsley).
3. Criticism and Theory - (Heta Pyrhonen).
4. Crime and the Mass Media (Alain Silver and James Ursini).
5. Crime Fiction and the Literary Canon (Joel Black).
Part 2: Genre of a Thousand Faces
6. The Newgate Novel and the Police Casebook - Lauren Gillingham
7. From Sensation to The Strand (Christopher Pittard).
8. The "Classical" Model of the Golden Age (Susan Rowland).
9. Early American Crime Fiction: Origins to Urban Gothic (Alexander Moudrov).
10. The "Hard-Boiled" Genre (Andrew Pepper).
11. The Pursuit of Crime: Characters in Crime Fiction (Carl Malmgren).
12. Crime, Forensics, and Modern Science (Sarah Dauncey).
13. Police Novel (Peter Messent).
14. Noir and the Psycho-Thriller (Philip Simpson).
15. True Crime (David Schmid).
16. Gangs and Mobs (Jonathan Munby).
17. Historical Crime and Detection (Ray B. Browne)
18. Crime and the Spy genre (David Seed).
19. Crime and the Gothic (Catherine Spooner).
20. Feminist Crime Fiction and Female Sleuths (Adrienne Gavin)
21. African-American Detection and Crime Fiction (Frankie Bailey).
22. Ethnic Postcolonial Crime and Detection (Anglophone) (Ed Christian).
23. Crime Writing in Other Languages (Sue Neale).
24. Postmodern and Metaphysical Detection (Patricia Merivale).
25. Crime and Detective Literature for Young Readers (Christopher Routledge).
26. Crime in Comics and the Graphic Novel (Arthur Fried).
27. Criminal Investigation on Film (Philippa Gates).
Part 3: Artists at Work
28. William Godwin (1756-1836) - Philip Shaw
29. Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) - Maurice Lee
30. Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) - Andrew Mangham
31. Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) - John Hodgson
32. Raymond Chandler (1888-1959) - Leroy Panek
33. Agatha Christie (1890-1976) - Merja Makinen
34. James M. Cain (1892-1977) - William Marling
35. Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957) - Esme Miskimmin
36. Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961) - Jasmine Hall
37. Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) - Alicia Borinsky 38. Chester Himes (1909-1984) - Stephen Soitos
39. David Goodis (1917-1967) - David Schmid
40. P. D. James (1920- ) - Louise Harrington
41. Patricia Highsmith (1921-1995) - Bran Nicol
42. Elmore Leonard (1925- ) -Charles J. Rzepka
43. Sara Paretsky (1947- ) - Malcah Effron
44. Walter Mosley (1952- ) - John Gruesser
45. Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) - Nick Haeffner
46. Martin Scorsese (1942- ) - Mark Desmond Nicholls
47. John Woo (1946- ) - Karen Fang
Conclusion - Lee Horsley and Charles J. Rzepka
Lee Horsley is Reader in Literature and Culture at Lancaster University, where she teaches two specialist crime courses. Her publications include Political Fiction and the Historical Imagination (1990), Fictions of Power in English Literature 1900-1950 (1995) Twentieth-Century Crime Fiction (2005), and an expanded paperback edition of the 2001 publication The Noir Thriller (2009).