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Killing Carmens

Women's Crime Fiction from Spain

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Hardback

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Killing Carmens by Shelley Godsland
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An innovative and best-selling addition to contemporary peninsular literature, crime fiction by Spanish women re-writes the norms for this particular genre as established by male authors inside Spain, and revises and re-fashions paradigms for the detective novel produced by female Anglophone writers. In the first of three chapters, the author shows how the figure of the female sleuth has been deployed by novelists to articulate a feminist ideology or to reflect on the contemporary Spanish post-feminist environment. With reference to gendered criminology, she then moves on to discuss how writers use crime fiction to investigate the problem of gendered violence, and women's responses to it. A final section shows how, in Catalonia, female authors have used both the thriller and the 'cosy' enigma-style detective text to foreground and interrogate the parallel exploitation of women and the Catalan nation.

Author Biography

Dr. Godsland is Senior lecturer in Spanish at Manchester Metropolitan University and Director of the Crime Fictions Research Centre. She has published widely on Spanish popular culture for the University of Delaware Press, various Spanish publishers and leading journals.
Release date NZ
December 4th, 2007
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
No
Imprint
University of Wales Press
Pages
240
Dimensions
138x216x23
ISBN-13
9780708320167
Product ID
1825005

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