Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Click & Collect from 2 Hours
Last Christmas Delivery Dates
Free UK Standard Delivery on orders £20 and over Order in time for Christmas 18th December 2nd Class | 19th December 1st Class Free Click & Collect to shops From 2 hours of your order*
New Approaches to Crime in French Literature, Culture and Film - Modern French Identities 85 (Paperback)
  • New Approaches to Crime in French Literature, Culture and Film - Modern French Identities 85 (Paperback)
zoom

New Approaches to Crime in French Literature, Culture and Film - Modern French Identities 85 (Paperback)

(editor)
£38.95
Paperback 229 Pages / Published: 17/07/2009
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
The notion of crime crosses generic, disciplinary and cultural frontiers. In an era of identity fraud, eco-crime and global terrorism, this collection moves towards a reconsideration of crime in the French and Francophone literary and cultural imagination. How have our conceptions of `criminal' behaviour developed? How has the French genre of crime fiction, encompassing, but not limited to, the polar, the roman policier and film noir, evolved and reinvented itself? The volume adopts a number of theoretical approaches, which range from sociological and criminological discourse to literary criticism and postcolonial theory (by Chamoiseau, Durkheim, Deleuze, Foucault, Glissant, Krafft-Ebing and Todorov). In a wide-ranging series of innovative and challenging readings, it examines ideas which include the evolving concept of crime in literature from Voltaire and censorship through to scientific constructions of criminality in the nineteenth century and in the postcolonial era, both within and outside metropolitan France. The volume also explores `textual crimes' in contemporary Martinican women's writing, crime as a genre in Andre Helena, Serge Arcouet and Jean Meckert, Sebastien Japrisot and Dominique Manotti, and visual responses to crime by artist Jacques Monory and filmmaker Didier Bivel.

Publisher: Verlag Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039118502
Number of pages: 229
Weight: 350 g
Dimensions: 220 x 150 mm
Edition: New edition

You may also be interested in...

About Looking
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Ways of Curating
Added to basket
Interaction of Color
Added to basket
What Makes Great Art
Added to basket
Playing to the Gallery Postcards
Added to basket
The Futurist Cookbook
Added to basket
The $12 Million Stuffed Shark
Added to basket
Seven Days in the Art World
Added to basket
A Short Book About Art
Added to basket
Ways of Seeing
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Curator's Handbook
Added to basket
101 Things to Learn in Art School
Added to basket
How to Write About Contemporary Art
Added to basket
Breakfast at Sotheby's
Added to basket
100 Artists' Manifestos
Added to basket
Danse Macabre
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.