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Appel à communications : Detecting Europe in contemporary crime narratives: print fiction, film, and television

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Charlotte Brunsdon (University of Warwick)
Theo D’haen (Leuven University and Leiden University)
Janet McCabe  (Birkbeck, University of London)
Peppino Ortoleva (University of Turin)

DETECt final international conference will take place at Link Campus University (Via del Casale di San Pio V 44 – Rome) in Italy from 21 to 23 June 2021.

Detecting Europe in contemporary crime narratives: print fiction, film, and television

Among the different expressions of popular culture, no other genre more than crime – meant as a composite made up of many different variants or subgenres – has proved able to travel and expand its reach into international markets and with audiences. Nor has any other genre been more adept at laying bare the conflicts and contradictions – social, political and historical – that characterise contemporary European societies. The Detecting Europe conference offers an open forum to explore and discuss how narratives of crime and investigation, as well as their production and reception, have helped define the major industrial, commercial, thematic and stylistic trends of European popular culture since 1989, fostering both the transnational circulation of its products and the appearance of new transcultural representations in line with the emergence of new social identities. We welcome proposals that interrogate the notion of Europeanness as a critical category, and its viability for the study of contemporary popular culture, both in print and screen media. We wish to explore both the scope and limits of the interrelated notions of transnational identity and cosmopolitanism when applied to the works of European crime fiction, including print fiction, film, and TV. A few general — but not exclusive — questions may be asked. Are we to conceive of cosmopolitanism and the process of European transculturation merely as unifying factors, fostering the generation of a shared and uniform transnational identity? Or should we better acknowledge the existence of a variety of European transcultural identities, expressed in different writing and audio-visual styles, characteristic narrative models, place-specific production cultures and distribution and consumption patterns? What is the impact of national media ecologies in shaping the idea of the European, and how the national translate the European when foreign products appear in its mediascape? Should hybridization and transculturation be assumed as markers and powerful drivers of cultural homologation? Or rather the opposite is true, namely that cultural hybridization entails a growing differentiation of narrative forms and styles, contents and formats, production and reception practices, thus contributing to the emergence of a post-national assemblage of multiple and possibly diverging cosmopolitan identities? We deem it important, at this particular time, that the notion of Europeanness and its eventual instantiations in contemporary crime narratives is approached having in mind the multiple crises that are currently affecting the continent and its population. We invite proposals from multiple fields of cultural studies, including representation studies, industry and production studies, and reception and audience studies. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

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Appel à communication : Images de l’étranger dans la bande dessinée européenne

Journée d’études : Images de l’étranger dans la bande dessinée européenne. Interculturalité, exotisation, statut narratif  

4 février 2021 

Université Paul-Valéry 

Montpellier, France

 Comment l’autre, l’étranger, proche ou lointain, est-il représenté dans l’espace des narrations graphiques, quel que soit le genre de la bande dessinée (BD historique, de reportage, autobiographie, fantastique, humoristique, de science-fiction)? Plus particulièrement, comment l’altérité et la différence sont-elles représentées dans l’espace socio-culturel de la BD en Europe, notamment dans l’espace franco-belge.  

L’histoire de la BD épouse celle de la période coloniale (de 1827 à 1960) ainsi que postcoloniale. La question de la caricature, de l’humour envers les autres culturels (Astérix), de la parodie, du récit historique à but éducatif ou apologétique vis-à-vis de la jeunesse (Tintin au Congo)sont autant de questions délicates quant au rapport entre un art de la bande dessinée qui vise à divertir, mais aussi convaincre, faire de la politique et imaginer l’ailleurs et ses étrangers.

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Enquête : projet Detect

Le projet de recherche européen DETECt étudie les représentations de l’identité européenne véhiculées par les fictions criminelles contemporaines. Dans ce cadre, l’étude de la réception et des audiences est l’une des priorités. Quelles séries criminelles regardez-vous? De quels pays viennent-elles? La recherche a besoin de vous et de votre avis, en répondant à cette enquête qui ne prend que quelques minutes. Merci pour votre aide!
 

BELPHEGOR – Regards croisés sur la culture médiatique européenne

Regards croisés sur la culture médiatique européenne

Sous la direction de Sándor Kálai et Jacques Migozzi
 

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Parution : Comics of the New Europe. Reflections and Intersections

Edited by Martha Kuhlman and José Alaniz, Leuven University Press, 2020

A new generation of European cartoonists

Bringing together the work of an array of North American and European scholars, this collection highlights a previously unexamined area within global comics studies. It analyses comics from countries formerly behind the Iron Curtain like East Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Yugoslavia, and Ukraine, given their shared history of WWII and Communism. In addition to situating these graphic narratives in their national and subnational contexts, Comics of the New Europe pays particular attention to transnational connections along the common themes of nostalgia, memoir, and life under Communism. The essays offer insights into a new generation of European cartoonists that looks forward, inspired and informed by traditions from Franco-Belgian and American comics, and back, as they use the medium of comics to reexamine and reevaluate not only their national pasts and respective comics traditions but also their own post-1989 identities and experiences. Continuer la lecture de Parution : Comics of the New Europe. Reflections and Intersections

Call for Abstracts – Through a Glass Darkly: European History and Politics in Contemporary Crime Narratives

By DETECt Project

Edited by Monica Dall’Asta, Jacques Migozzi, Federico Pagello, Andrew Pepper

To talk about the crime genre—as opposed to detective or spy or noir fiction—is to recognise the comprehensiveness of a category that speaks to and contains multiple sub-genres and forms (Ascari, 2007). In this volume, we want to uncover the ways in which the crime genre, in all of its multiple guises, forms and media/transmedia developments, has investigated and interrogated the concealed histories and political underpinnings of national and supranational societies and institutions in Europe, particularly after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

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Parution: Luciano Curreri – La Comune di Parigi e l’Europa della Comunità? Briciole di immagini e di idee per un ritorno della Commune de Paris (1871)

Luciano Curreri

La Comune di Parigi e l’Europa della Comunità? Briciole di immagini e di idee per un ritorno della Commune de Paris (1871)

Elements, Studi culturali, 2019, 144pp., € 12,00

ISBN 9788822903235

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English below

Résumé

Ce livre est un pari, c’est une sorte de corde tendue entre deux moments-monuments différents de notre histoire moderne : deux moments que nous avons célébré et nous allons célébrer, à savoir le Traité de Rome, 1957, et la Commune de Paris, 1871. Il s’agit d’un fil quasi invisible et extensible sur lequel l’auteur, comme un saltimbanque, essaie de marcher d’avant en arrière, récupérant un certain nombre de correspondances imaginaires et idéales entre la Commune de Paris et la Communauté européenne. Ce sont des miettes d’images et d’idées qui tentent d’« inventer » – entre quelques notes utopiques et un caillou dans la chaussure – un retour de la Commune. Continuer la lecture de Parution: Luciano Curreri – La Comune di Parigi e l’Europa della Comunità? Briciole di immagini e di idee per un ritorno della Commune de Paris (1871)

Appel : euronoir

CFP : EURONOIR : Producers, distributors and audiences of European crime narratives

Colloque du 30 Septembre au 2 Octobre 2019, Aalborg University

Avant le 30 avril : Submissions are welcome as open call papers and pre-constituted panels.
Submit your proposal (max 300 words) to through this website:
https://www.en.cgs.aau.dk/research/conferences/euronoir/abstracts/.

Although a widely popular genre for over a century, crime narratives are presently experiencing an unprecedented popularity all across Europe. In the fields of literature and television, we are witnessing a deluge of episodes and series utilizing crime and violence as a central source of inspiration. Reaching into the shadows of societal construction, these narratives do more than simply fascinate readers and viewers with fantasies of extreme brutality; at best, they express a remarkable tension in social engagement worthy of a critical and scholarly response. More than any other narrative genre, the crime genre has proven able to travel across the European continent and beyond, becoming a vehicle for cultural exchange and debate (Nestingen 2008).

As a result, the generic concept noir is now common among producers, distributors and audiences of crime fiction, and increasingly noir narratives have been located in recognizable places and regions across Europe. Several labels have been coined in order to identify different strands of EURONOIR by means of geographical qualifiers such as Mediterranean, Tartan, Catalan, Nordic etc. (Hansen, Turnbull and Peacock 2018). Besides evoking transborder cultural exchange, crime narratives are today a strategic means in European place branding on local, regional, national and transnational levels of communication.

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Appel : EUPOP 2018

CFP: EUPOP 2018

Charles University, Prague, July 24th – 26th, 2018

Extended deadline: April 12th 2018

Individual paper and panel contributions are welcomed for the seventh annual international conference of the European Popular Culture Association (EPCA), to be held at the Charles University, Prague (Celetná 20), July 24th – 26th, 2018.

EUPOP 2018 will explore European popular culture in all its various forms. This includes, but is by no means limited to, the following topics: European Film (past and present), Television, Music, Costume and Performance, Celebrity, The Body, Fashion, New Media, Popular Literature and Graphic Novels, Queer Studies, Sport, Curation, and Digital Culture. A special emphasis this year will be on the idea of European Identity in all its diversity.

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