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The Contemporary Academic Mystery Novel

A Study in Genre

by Elżbieta Perkowska-Gawlik (Author)
Monographs 270 Pages

Summary

The book focuses on contemporary staff-centred mystery novels set in the academic domain, written by scholars who enrich the generic convention of the detective novel with their academic expertise. The author delineates the academic mystery genre conventions and their connection with the characteristics of both the classical detective novel and the academic (university) novel. The analysis shows that the academic mystery novel not only fills in the classical detective formula with academic discourse, university settings, and the characters and conflicts of academics from different echelons of the university hierarchy but also, and more importantly, refers to and comments upon the current situation of tertiary education.

Details

Pages
270
ISBN (PDF)
9783631862049
ISBN (ePUB)
9783631862377
ISBN (MOBI)
9783631862384
ISBN (Book)
9783631852538
Language
English
Publication date
2021 (August)
Tags
the university novel intertextuality women professors amateur sleuths metafictional elements classical detective
Published
Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien, 2021. 270 pp.

Biographical notes

Elżbieta Perkowska-Gawlik (Author)

Elżbieta Perkowska-Gawlik is Assistant Professor of English Literature at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin. Her main research interests include academic and crime fiction, utopianism, narratology and cognitive analysis. She has published on contemporary British and American academic novels and utopian narratives.

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Title: The Contemporary Academic Mystery Novel