Goldsmiths Literature Seminar
Brittain Bright (Goldsmiths)
This paper will address the unique dominance of women writers in the explosive development of the detective novel in the interwar period. The prolific and innovative authors of the time include iconic figures such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers as well as lesser-known but influential novelists like Gladys Mitchell, Patricia Wentworth, Margery Allingham, and others.
Many essential aspects of the detective novel, including the centrality of minute observation, the frequently unconventional hero/ine, and the significance of setting, draw from and engage with women's experiences and predilections. The femininity of detective fiction will be considered within the work of the women who laid the foundations of the genre.
Dates & times
|12 Jan 2012||6:30pm - 8:00pm|
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