Monday 11th July 2011 in the Geoffrey Manton Building, room GM 107- MMU, Rosamond Street West, Manchester.
Tradition, Transformations and Transpositions: Constructing and Representing Cultural Identities in Europe through the Crime Genre
This event , sponsored by the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and by the The Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences Research (IHSSR) at MMU, brings together researchers from various countries in Europe who are working on areas of transnational cultural studies, using the crime genre as a means to address questions of citizenship, community building, participatory culture and civic engagement. The principal aim of the event will be to analyse strategies of popularization of culture and their effectiveness in building transnational communities and to lay the foundations for a sustainable research base in the Manchester area.
The presentations will focus on French, German, Italian and Nordic crime fictions, and the symposium will be the starting point for future cross-institutional collaborations.
The event will be of particular interest to scholars in contemporary European fictions and cultures, and to postgraduate students.
11–11.30 ‘Nazi-Themed Crime Fiction And The Emergence Of The ‘Nazi Detective’ In The 1990s’ – Katharina Hall, Swansea University, UK
11.30–12.00 Negotiation Of National And European Identities In Henning Mankell’s Den Orolige Mannen (2009) – Kerstin Bergman, Lund University, Sweden
12.00-12.30 ‘Past crimes, present memories: french crime fiction and the second world war’ – Claire Gorrara, Cardiff University, UK
12.30–1.00 A Cartography of “Conscious Places” in Genoa G8 Crime Fictions – Monica Jansen (Utrecht University – University of Antwerp) & Inge Lanslots (Lessius College – Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
1.0–2.00 LUNCH BREAK
2.00–2.30 ‘Transnational Crime And The Idea Of Europe: The Case Of Veit Heinichen’ – Mark Chu, University College Cork, IE
2.30 – 3.00 Crime fact vs crime fiction: alternative strategies for the mobilization of the “ethic minority” in 21st century Italy. – Nicoletta Di Ciolla, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Further information can be found in the ‘Announcement of Symposium‘ document.
Admission is free, but confirmation of participation will facilitate catering arrangements.
If you are interested in attending, please write to:
Nicoletta Di Ciolla () by the 10th July 2011.
July 5th, 2011 - 10:02am