Crime in Fiction

Crime in Fiction
 
  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Why did stories of criminals become irresistible for novelists? Starting with works like Moll Flanders in the eighteenth century, this lecture goes on to examine the role of criminals in Dickens, keen to let his readers and characters experience what Pip in Great Expectations calls ‘the taint of crime’. To what ends? 

How does the recent genre fiction of novelists like Patricia Highsmith and Ruth Rendell return us to the transgressive pleasures of Defoe’s criminal autobiographies?

Cost: Free of Charge


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2021-02-24 18:00 2021-02-24 18:00 Europe/London Crime in Fiction How does the recent genre fiction of novelists like Patricia Highsmith and Ruth Rendell return us to the transgressive pleasures of Defoe’s criminal autobiographies? https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/02/24/crime-in-fiction-251177 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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