Keynote speakers include: Dr Kate Macdonald (Ghent University, Brussels) and Dr Nicola Humble (University of Roehampton, London)
There must be but one detective – that is, but one protagonist –
one deus ex machine.
~ S.S. Van Dine, Rule 9, 'Twenty Rules for Writing Detective Stories', 1928
[These] novels sense the potential to shift the focus away
from the established centre, toward minor characters ...
The more dynamic examples of assymetric characterisation
do not simply represent these minor characters but represent
characters becoming minor within a complex narrative system.
~ Alex Woloch, The One vs. the Many, 2003