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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 ; London : 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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julie H Kim
ISBN: 9780786463312 0786463317
OCLC Number: 775278338
Description: viii, 236 s.
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
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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