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COLLOQUIUM: CAPITAL CRIMES: PEOPLE, PLACES, POLITICS

28 October 2009

Cardiff University


 

Crime Narratives in Context is a research network based at Cardiff University. The network uses crime as a thematic narrative thread that connects research areas from literature to medicine, science to law, history to psychology, enabling interdisciplinary exchanges of approaches, concepts, methodologies and ideas. 

 

Building on our achievements to date, on 28th October 2009 we are holding a one-day colloquium focused on Capital Crimes. ‘Capital’ can be understood primarily in the sense of crime narratives located in capital cities, above all crime fiction. The intention is to consider, above all, how crime is represented in a range of local, European and global contexts and the range of responses that it generates.

 

Themes and topics of interest will encompass:

·                     the significance of space and place in the construction of crime; the role of the capital city as crime metropolis and magnet

·                     the relationship between real and imagined perpetrators and crimes within the capital city

·                     national crime cultures and circulation of criminal archetypes and myths anchored in the city

 

The conference will host papers by established academics, early career researchers and doctoral students which address the capital crime thematic. A major innovation of the event will be the participation of major British and Irish crime writers. It is intended that a selection of papers will subsequently be published as an edited collection, Capital Crimes, with the University of Wales Press in their newly-launched series, ‘European Crime Fictions’.

 

Postgraduate Poster Presentations We are particularly interested to hear from postgraduates working on issues related to the conference theme of cities and crime wishing to offer a short, 15 minute poster presentation on their research.

 

For further information, contact Dr Heather Worthington (WorthingtonHJ@cardiff.ac.uk).

 

The colloquium is part of an on-going interdisciplinary research network's output, Crime Narratives in Context. Past papers and details of the network can be seen at http://www.cf.ac.uk/chri/research/cnic/cnicevents.html

COLLOQUIUM: CAPITAL CRIMES: PEOPLE, PLACES, POLITICS

 

28 October 2009

Cardiff UnivCrime Narratives in Context is a research network based at Cardiff University. The network uses crime as a thematic narrative thread that connects research areas from literature to medicine, science to law, history to psychology, enabling interdisciplinary exchanges of approaches, concepts, methodologies and ideas. 

 

Building on our achievements to date, on 28th October 2009 we are holding a one-day colloquium focused on Capital Crimes. ‘Capital’ can be understood primarily in the sense of crime narratives located in capital cities, above all crime fiction. The intention is to consider, above all, how crime is represented in a range of local, European and global contexts and the range of responses that it generates.

 

Themes and topics of interest will encompass:

·                     the significance of space and place in the construction of crime; the role of the capital city as crime metropolis and magnet

·                     the relationship between real and imagined perpetrators and crimes within the capital city

·                     national crime cultures and circulation of criminal archetypes and myths anchored in the city

 

The conference will host papers by established academics, early career researchers and doctoral students which address the capital crime thematic. A major innovation of the event will be the participation of major British and Irish crime writers. It is intended that a selection of papers will subsequently be published as an edited collection, Capital Crimes, with the University of Wales Press in their newly-launched series, ‘European Crime Fictions’.

 

Postgraduate Poster Presentations We are particularly interested to hear from postgraduates working on issues related to the conference theme of cities and crime wishing to offer a short, 15 minute poster presentation on their research.

 

For further information, contact Dr Heather Worthington (WorthingtonHJ@cardiff.ac.uk).

 

The colloquium is part of an on-going interdisciplinary research network's output, Crime Narratives in Context. Past papers and details of the network can be seen at http://www.cf.ac.uk/chri/research/cnic/cnicevents.html

COLLOQUIUM: CAPITAL CRIMES: PEOPLE, PLACES, POLITICS

 

28 October 2009

Cardiff University

 

Crime Narratives in Context is a research network based at Cardiff University. The network uses crime as a thematic narrative thread that connects research areas from literature to medicine, science to law, history to psychology, enabling interdisciplinary exchanges of approaches, concepts, methodologies and ideas. 

 

Building on our achievements to date, on 28th October 2009 we are holding a one-day colloquium focused on Capital Crimes. ‘Capital’ can be understood primarily in the sense of crime narratives located in capital cities, above all crime fiction. The intention is to consider, above all, how crime is represented in a range of local, European and global contexts and the range of responses that it generates.

 

Themes and topics of interest will encompass:

·                     the significance of space and place in the construction of crime; the role of the capital city as crime metropolis and magnet

·                     the relationship between real and imagined perpetrators and crimes within the capital city

·                     national crime cultures and circulation of criminal archetypes and myths anchored in the city

 

The conference will host papers by established academics, early career researchers and doctoral students which address the capital crime thematic. A major innovation of the event will be the participation of major British and Irish crime writers. It is intended that a selection of papers will subsequently be published as an edited collection, Capital Crimes, with the University of Wales Press in their newly-launched series, ‘European Crime Fictions’.

 

Postgraduate Poster Presentations We are particularly interested to hear from postgraduates working on issues related to the conference theme of cities and crime wishing to offer a short, 15 minute poster presentation on their research.

 

For further information, contact Dr Heather Worthington (WorthingtonHJ@cardiff.ac.uk).

 

The colloquium is part of an on-going interdisciplinary research network's output, Crime Narratives in Context. Past papers and details of the network can be seen at http://www.cf.ac.uk/chri/research/cnic/cnicevents.html