CFP: Contemporary British Detective Fiction (5/15/03; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Julie H. Kim
contact email: 

Murder and the Other: Investigating Racial and Religious Otherness in =
Contemporary British Detective Fiction

I am inviting submissions of scholarly/critical articles for a proposed =
volume about detective fiction set in contemporary England (post 1980) =
in which issues involving racial or religious other is a prominent =

Most of the articles should concentrate on mainstream British detective =
fiction dealing with either race or religion, but some other related =
directions include:

--essays which compare the way U.S. and British detective novels deal =
with these same issues of race and religion
--essays which compare contemporary and earlier British crime fiction =
(ie, from Golden Age of Detective Fiction) on these issues
--essays which might study the intersection of racial and religious =
otherness with additional types of marginalization (gender, class, =
sexual orientation, etc.)
--essays which compare popular writers/series (ie, P.D. James, Ruth =
Rendell, etc.) with other, less mainstream, authors in their treatment =
of these themes

Please submit detailed abstracts (300-500 words) along with cv's (both =
can be electronically submitted or sent by mail) by May 15 so that I can =
then approach presses with possible table of contents, etc.

Please email me at or send by regular mail to:

Julie H. Kim
Associate Professor
English Department
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N. Saint Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

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