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Murdering Miss Marple : essays on gender and sexuality in the new golden age of women's crime fiction

Author: Julie H Kim
Publisher: Jefferson, NC : McFarland & Co., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The 10 essays in this collection explore issues of gender and sexuality by women from 1985 to 2011, surveying works about girl sleuths, parodies, hard-boiled detective fiction, police procedurals, and recent serial killer series. This volume demonstrates how popular women writers of the last three decades have reconceptualized what it means to be a female detective"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julie H Kim
ISBN: 9780786463312 0786463317
OCLC Number: 761369308
Description: viii, 236 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Nancy Drew vs. Nancy Clue: girl sleuths discover their sexualities --
Long ago, in places far away: gender subversion in detective fiction period pieces --
Genre vs. gender, sexuality, race, and class --
Language and gender, narrative and sexuality: rhetorics of identity and desire --
(De)constructed body and sexual psychopathy: serial killing of gender binaries. Introduction: re-imagining gender and sexuality in women's crime fiction / Julie H. Kim --
Nancy Drew vs. Nancy Clue: girl sleuths discover their sexualities. Configuring space and sexuality : Nancy Drew enters the Bluebeard room / Michael G. Cornelius ; Not-so-nice, indeed: Mabel Maney, girl detectives, and sexual awakenings / Jennifer Mitchell --
Long ago, in places far away : gender subversion in detective fiction period pieces. Repopulating the margins: Rhys Bowen's treatment of gender, history, and power / Kelley Wezner ; Assuming identities: strategies of drag in Laurie R. King's Mary Russell series / Megan Hoffman --
Genre vs. Gender, sexuality, race, and class. Genre-bending in Neely's Blanche White series : testing the limits of crime fiction / Betsy Young ; "W" is for woman : deconstructing the private dick in Sue Grafton's alphabet series / Heath A. Diehl --
Language and gender, narrative and sexuality : rhetorics of identity and desire. Melancholia, narrative objectivity and the eyewitness: the role of the narrator in Barbara Vine's A dark-adapted eye and the minotaur / Andrew Hock Soon Ng ; Postfeminism(s) and authority in contemporary Glasgow police procedurals / Peter Clandfield --
(De)constructed body and sexual psychopathy : serial killing of gender binaries. Beyond gender and sexuality : the serial killers of Val McDermid / Neil McCaw ; Neither victim nor vixen: reading the female detective's receding body and textual violence / Winter S. Elliott.
Responsibility: edited by Julie H. Kim.

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"The 10 essays in this collection explore issues of gender and sexuality by women from 1985 to 2011, surveying works about girl sleuths, parodies, hard-boiled detective fiction, police procedurals, and recent serial killer series. This volume demonstrates how popular women writers of the last three decades have reconceptualized what it means to be a female detective"--Provided by publisher.

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