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Feminism in women's detective fiction

Author: Glenwood H Irons
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The essays in this collection grapple with a wide range of issues important to the female sleuth - the most important, perhaps, being the oft-heard challenge to her suitability for the job.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Glenwood H Irons
ISBN: 0802005195 9780802005199 0802069541 9780802069542
OCLC Number: 34544504
Description: xxiv, 192 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. Gender and genre : the woman detective and the diffusion of generic voices --
Amelia Butterworth : the spinster detective / Joan Warthling Roberts --
The detective heroine and the death of her hero : Dorothy Sayers to P.D. James / SueEllen Campbell --
Gray areas : P.D. James's unsuiting of Cordelia / Nicola Nixon --
Questing women : the feminist mystery after feminism / Sandra Tomc --
From spinster to hipster : the 'suitability' of Miss Marple and Anna Lee / Glenwood Irons and Joan Warthling Roberts --
Nancy Drew : the once and future prom queen / Bobbie Ann Mason --Feminist murder : Amanda Cross reinvents womanhood / Jeanne Addison Roberts --
Murders academic : women professors and the crimes of gender / Susan J. Leonardi --
Talkin' trash and kickin' butt : Sue Grafton's hard-boiled feminism / Scott Christianson --
The female dick and the crisis of heterosexuality / Ann Wilson --
'Friends is a weak word for it': female friendship and the spectre of lebianism in Sara Paretsky / Rebecca A. Pope --
Habeass corpus: feminism and detective fiction / Kathleen Gregory Klein.
Responsibility: edited by Glenwood Irons.

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