Thursday, September 11, 2014

Crime Fiction Here and There and Again
11-13 September 2014
University of Gdańsk/PWSZ Elbląg
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Conference Venue:
University of Gdańsk
Faculty of Social Sciences
Address: Bażyńskiego 4,
80-952 Gdańsk-Oliwa
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Keynote Address: Rachel Franks, "It's Character Building: Bad Men, Good Men and Why we Like to Read Crime Fiction."
10:00 – 11:00
Chair: David Malcolm
Room: C108
Coffee Break
Panel 1: The Victorian Legacy
Chair: Urszula Elias
11:30 – 13:00
Panel 2: Nordic Noir
Room: C 108
Chair: Agnieszka Sienkiewicz-Charlish
Room: C 109
Dorota Babilas, University of Warsaw, “Shadows of the Ripper in
Whitechapel (2009) and Ripper Street (2013) TV series.”
Kerstin Bergman, Lund University, “A Gothic Revival in Swedish Crime
Fiction: The Theorin Example.”
Lucyna Krawczyk-Żywko, University of Warsaw, “Neo-Victorian
Revisions of Inspector Abberline: From Hell & Ripper Street.”
Inge t’Hart, Leiden University, “Criminal Other or Cultural Other? The
Boundaries of Subjectivity in the US Remake of The Bridge?”
Milena Leszman-Pelowska, University of Gdańsk, “A Mystery Taken
to Grave: Dickens’ Unfinished Crime Novel and a Never-Ending Game
of Speculations.”
Daniel Odgen, Uppsala University, “Stockholm in a Changing World as
Seen in the Crime Fiction of Sjöwall and Wahlöö, and Jens Lapidus.”
13:00 – 14:00
Lunch Break
Panel 3: Golden Age
Panel 4: Espresso Nero
Chair: Monika Szuba
Room: C 108
Chair: Arco van Ieperen
Room: C 109
Matea Grgurinović, University of Zagreb, “The Golden-Age Detective
as a Mediator Between the Private and the Public Sphere of the
Marianna D’Ezio, University of International Studies in Rome, “From
Sherlock to Shairlock. Conan Doyle’s novels vs. Donan Coyle’s
adaptations: From British to Italian Canons of Crime Fiction.”
Jacqui Miller, Liverpool Hope University, “Agatha Christie and the
Anna Pasolini, University of Milano-Bicocca, “Dentro la notte, e ciao.
Tracking Criminal Journeys into the Dark Folds of the Metropolis.”
Jadwiga Węgrodzka, University of Gdańsk, “Across Diegetic Borders:
Crime Narratives in Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple stories.”
Agnieszka Piwowarska, Adam Mickiewicz University, “If Agatha
Christie Had Read Benni, What Would She Have Said? Young Priscilla
Mapple in Action.”
14:00 – 15:30
Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:00
Panel 5: Golden Age and Beyond
Chair: Jacqui Miller
Panel 6: Russian Crime Fiction
Room: C 108
Simon Dwyer and Rachel Franks, Queensland University, “The Stage
on the Page: A New Zealand Woman Writes of Murder and a
Production of ‘the Scottish Play’ Performed in England.”
Eric Sandberg, Miyazaki International College, “‘Mock Turtle’:
Dorothy L. Sayers, the Golden Age Detective Novel, and Modernist
Chair: Marta Crickmar
Room: C 109
Milla Fedorova, Georgetown University, “Russian Sherlock Holmes:
Conan Doyle’s Film Adaptations in Russia.”
Anna Łagan and Joanna Radosz, Jagiellonian University; Nicolaus
Copernicus University, “Myth and Ritual in Contemporary Russian
Crime Fiction.”
Marcia A. Morris, Gorgetown University, “Gaboriau and Beyond:
Chekhov’s ‘Safety Match’.”
Short Break
Special Guest Event: Paul Johnston, "Politics and Crime Fiction - An Autopsy."
Chair: Agnieszka Sienkiewicz-Charlish
1 9 : 0 0
Room: C 108
Wine reception
Friday, September 12, 2014
9:00 – 10:00
Keynote Address: Ludmiła Gruszewska-Blaim, “Crimes and Misdemeanours in College Mystery Novels.”
Chair: David Malcolm
Room: C 108
Coffee Break
Panel 7: British Queens of Crime
Panel 8: Ah, Those Mean Streets Again
Panel 9: Robocops and Others
Chair: Agnieszka Sienkiewicz-Charlish
Room: C108
Chair: Magdalena Zegarlińska
Chair: Stephen Butler
Eva Hrkalová, Masaryk University, “Jane
Austen and the Criminals.”
10:30 – 12:00
Miriam Loth, University of Goettingen, “The
Detection of Crime vs. the Crime of Detection
– P.D. James’s Uneasy Detectives.”
Fiona Peters, Bath Spa University, “Dark
Shadows: The Weight of the Past in Barbara
Vine’s Fiction.”
Mareike Dolata, Friedrich-SchillerUniversität Jena, “Looking in, looking out:
Murder in a Crystal Palace in Deborah
Crombie’s The Sound of Broken Glass.”
Arco van Ieperen, PWSZ Elbląg, “Zen,
Existentialism and Crime: Janwillem van
de Wetering’s Amsterdam Cops.”
Patrycja Włodek, Pedagogical University
of Cracow, “Down these mean streets a
man must go – Raymond Chandler’s Los
Room: C 110
Maurice N. Fadel, New Bulgarian University,
“Beyond Anthropocentrism: Transformations of
Criminal Genre in Science Fiction.”
Kamil Karaś, University of Gdańsk, “Criminal
Angels. The Story of The 13th Angel by Anna
Anna Koronowicz, University of Gdańsk, “The
Future of Crime (Fighting). Visions of Futuristic
Crime and Crime Prevention in Hollywood of
the Past Three Decades.”
12:00 – 13:00
Room: C109
Panel 10: Tartan Noir – Gdańsk Scottish
Studies Research Group Panel
Chair: David Malcolm
Room: C 108
Marta Crickmar, University of Gdańsk, “The
Crow Road Crossing: Iain Banks’ Novel in
Agnieszka Sienkiewicz-Charlish, University of
Gdańsk, “The Landscape of Scottish Crime
Monika Szuba, University of Gdańsk, “‘The
little, local puzzle’: John Burnside’s Summer
of Drowning (2012).”
Panel 11: Genre Beginnings
Chair: Arco van Ieperen
Panel 12: The Medium and the Mystery
Room: C 109
Chair: Urszula Elias
Room: C 110
William Blick, Queensborough Community
College, “Trailer-Park Noir: Drugs,
Ultraviolence, and Depraved Indifference
in the Rural Landscape.”
Aneta Jałocha, Jagiellonian University, “Tricks
of the (fake) ‘Psychic Medium.’
Transformation of Television Crime Drama
Series via the Example of The Mentalist.”
Osvaldo di Paolo, Austin Peay State
University, “Zombies and Detectives: The
Coagulation of Hardboiled and Gothic in
Antirresurrección by Juan Ramón
Anna Krawczyk-Łaskarzewska, University of
Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, “Mystery
Writers As Detectives: The Whodunit Formula
and the Problem of Characterization in Ellery
Queen (1975) and Castle (2009).”
Agata Włodarczyk, University of Gdańsk,
“Love, Sex and Crime in Jane Seville’s
Zero at the Bone.”
Joanna Wróbel, University of Gdańsk, “The
Mentalist, or How to Make Traditional TV
series that is Worth Watching.”
Coffee Break
Panel 13: Bad Crime is Good Prime Time
Panel 14: Those Others
Chair: Fiona Peters
Chair: Kerstin Bergman
Room: C 108
Hector Duarte Jr., Florida International
University, “Breaking Noir.”
Rebecca Gordon Stewart, Bath Spa University,
“Born in Blood: The Gothic and Dexter
Magdalena Zegarlińska, University of Gdańsk,
“Metaphysics of Crime in David Lynch’s
Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks, Fire,
Walk with Me and the “Hollywood Trilogy.”
Panel 15: Donnish Delights
Room: C 109
Stephen Butler, University of Ulster, “The
Curious Incidence of Lost Children
Learning How to Be a Detective.”
Barry Montgomery, University of Ulster,
“Ethnicity and Criminality in the Early
Irish Picaresque: Richard Head’s The
English Rogue: Described, in the Life of
Meriton Latroon, A Witty Extravagant
Ewelina Twardoch, Jagiellonian
University, “Women in the World of Crime
– Female Detectives and Female Serial
Killers in Contemporary American
Television Series.”
Room: C 110
Zbigniew Głowala, Maria Curie-Skłodowska
University, “‘I’m the only literary critic turned
detective in the whole of fiction.’ Edmund
Crispin’s Academic Whodunit.”
Elżbieta Perkowska-Gawlik, Maria CurieSkłodowska University, “Campus Libraries – A
Study “Of Other Spaces” in Academic Mystery
Piotr Kallas, University of Gdańsk/PWSZ
Elbląg, “The Amazing Career of Marcus Didius
Falco the Informer, or the Appeal of Lindsey
Davis’s Historical Crime Fiction.”
Short Break
16:45 – 18:00
Chair: Monika Szuba
Special Guest Event: “When Paul met Kate” – Paul D. Brazill in conversation with Kate Laity
Chair: Agnieszka Sienkiewicz-Charlish
Room: C 108
Saturday, September 13, 2014
9:30 – 10:30
Keynote Address: Kate Laity, “Conscious Monster: Creating the Killer in Dorothy Hughes’ In a Lonely Place.”
Chair: David Malcolm
Room: C 108
Coffee Break
Panel 16: A Criminal Miscellany (Print)
Chair: Urszula Elias
Room: C 108
Wendy Jones Nakanishi, Shikoku Gakuin University, “Japanese Crime Fiction: A Mirror of Society.”
11:00 – 12:30
Natalia Palich, Jagiellonian University, “Constructing the Canon – The Metaphysical Detective in Czech Literature.”
Janneke Rauscher, Goethe University Frankfurt/Main, “Reading Readers of Crime Fiction?”
Lunch Break
12:30 – 13:15
Panel 17: A Criminal Miscellany (Screen)
Chair: Marta Crickmar
Room: C 108
Tony Grace and Gill Jamieson, University of the West of Scotland, “‘Fuckin’ cheesecake. Of course there’s a contract out on us and all’:
Adapting George V. Higgins.”
13:15 – 14:45
Anousch L. Khorikian, University of Hull, “‘Like a doctor, but all my patients are dead’: Reflexive Humour and Team Bonding in Silent
Dominika Kozera, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, “Who done it? Hoodwinked! as a Postmodern Collage with the Crime in the
Closing Ceremonies