Archives par mot-clé : récit policier / crime fiction

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:

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 : crime organisé

Call for Contributions: Fictions of Organised Crime – Themed Issue of New Readings

Deadline for abstracts: 1th March

Crime fiction is one of the most significant popular means of exploring the contradictions that emerge from the modern, bourgeois capitalist nation state (Pepper 2016). Most fiction about ‘organised crime’ is preoccupied with violent, interpersonal crime or the behaviours of mafia-like groups. But there are other, more ubiquitous and insidious harmful practices — political, financial, environmental, etc. — that affect all of us and are not necessarily proscribed by law. The ‘slow violence’ inflicted on populations by the carbon industry, the financial harms of politicians and transnational corporations are not always recognised as ‘crime’ and fit less easily within the standard forms of genre fiction. This themed edition of New Readings, Fictions of Organised Crime, asks how culture can address these kinds of carefully organised harms. How does fiction account for the complexities of state-facilitated environmental crime, financial crime and the activities of organisations dedicated to the subversion of democracy? How can locally and regionally produced cultural representations respond to globally organised activities?

In a contemporary moment in which populist political movements are resisting transnational capital, organised crime challenges the integrity of the nation state – by defying it, subverting it or simply taking advantage of its usual functions. Fictional narratives of organised crime offer a sustained way in which readers and consumers can ‘make sense’ of worlds which are by their very nature, secretive, obscure, and impenetrable to those on the outside. Indeed, in contexts in which journalistic writing on organised crime may be fatally dangerous to the author or contribute to the inevitable ‘unknowability’ of the links between crime and the state (Braham 2016), it has been argued that fiction remains the privileged medium for exposing the logics of serious crime (Astorga 2003).

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Appel : détectives internationaux

Watching the Transnational Detectives: Showcasing Identity and Internationalism on British Television

8-9 Novembre 2018, Londres 
Réponses attendues pour le 1er juin 2018

A recent article in the Evening Standard posed the question ‘Is it a coincidence that just as governments are seeking to close their borders, television is opening them?’ (March 15 2017). Indeed, in post-Brexit Britain, television viewers have access to an ever increasing number of foreign language programmes. And ‘with the boom in streaming services, a single TV drama can cross borders like never before. Yet still, telling local stories appears to be the secret to international appeal’ (ibid). But what is the relationship between the local, national, and transnational that is presented on screen? And how do these dramas influence viewers’ perceptions of the countries, nationalities and languages which are depicted on screen?This conference will address these questions by focusing on popular global crime dramas that are available with English sub-titles to Continuer la lecture de Appel : détectives internationaux

Appel : Polar et numérique

“Murder, She Tweeted: Crime Narratives and the Digital Age”

University of Tampere, Finland, August 23-24, 2018

Keynote speakers: Andrew Pepper (Queen’s University Belfast) & Fiona Peters (Bath Spa University)

First Call for Papers

The advent of new technologies and digital media have transformed society and influenced cultural narratives. The changes brought about by technological innovations, digitalisation, and globalisation have affected not only the subject matter and themes of contemporary crime narratives but also the production, distribution, and consumption of crime fiction on the global market, as well as the analytical tools, techniques, research methods, and theories available to scholars. These changes are readily visible in detectives’ digital investigations or in how criminals employ digital technology in committing cybercrimes such as online stalking or theft. Moreover, the potential of digitalisation in modifying crime narratives nowadays ranges from podcasts such as “Serial” to Sherlock Holmes fan fiction to transmedia narration in “Sherlock” and the Twitter adaptation of Agatha Christie’s The Body in the Library.

We invite proposals for paper presentations on crime narratives and the digital age from different language and cultural spheres. The Continuer la lecture de Appel : Polar et numérique

Parution : villes et crimes

Nicolas Gauthier, Lire la ville, dire le crime. Mise en scène de la criminalité dans les mystères urbains de 1840 à 1860, Limoges, PULIM “Médiatextes”, 2018.

Des brutes sauvages et sanguinaires rôdant au coeur de la cité, des policiers qui volent, des médecins qui assassinent, des surhommes punissant en dehors des lois : les mystères urbains offrent au lecteur une imposante galerie de criminels dans une société où les honnêtes gens semblent confinés au rôle de victime. Leur principale contribution au mythe de la ville moderne consiste ainsi à cristalliser une criminalité urbaine anxiogène et à affirmer déchiffrer un espace social chaotique et incompréhensible pour le non-initié.
Entre 1840 et 1860, E. Sue, A. Dumas, P. Féval, L.-F. Raban, C. Robert et E.-F. Vidocq offrent chacun leurs mystères urbains. De ce riche corpus, Continuer la lecture de Parution : villes et crimes

Programme : “Détective”, fabrique de crimes ?

Programme « Détective, fabrique de crimes ? »

Journées d’études organisées par Rirra 21 (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3) et Unîmes.

29 septembre 2016 à Montpellier, salle des colloques 2, Saint-Charles

9h00 : Accueil

9h15 Ouverture des journées d’étude et introduction par Amélie Chabrier et Marie-Ève Thérenty

L’esprit Détective. Présidence : Catherine Chauchard

10h00 Dominique Kalifa (Paris I, IUF) : « Henri La Barthe, l’inventeur de Détective »

10h45 Adeline Wrona (Celsa, Paris-Sorbonne) « Pour faire un bon journaliste : figures de l’auteur dans Détective ».

11h30 Will Straw (McGill University, Montréal) : « Quand le crime donne un visage au journal à sensation »


L’imaginaire criminel. Présidence : Corinne Saminadayar-Perrin

14h00 Laetitia Gonon (Université Grenoble 3) : « Détective et Police Magazine à l’heure américaine (1931) »

14h45 Mélodie Simard-Houde (Université Paris I) : « Les ailes du crime : aviateurs et techniques aéronautiques dans Détective »

15h30 Nicolas Bianchi (UPV, Université de Gand) « Les Mains du Tueur Weidmann. Détective dans la tempête médiatique d’un fait divers national ».



18h00 Inauguration de l’exposition et cocktail à la bibliothèque Raimon Llull

en présence de Patrick Gilli, président de l’université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier 3.

Vendredi 30 septembre à l’Université de Nîmes (site Vauban)

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Appel : Reinterpreting Victorian Serial Murderers in Literature, Film, TV Series and Graphic Novels

ESSE Conference, Galway, Ireland

Monday 22 August – Friday 26 August 2016

Seminar title: Reinterpreting Victorian Serial Murderers in Literature, Film, TV Series and Graphic Novels

Serial murder came to the fore in the Victorian era and constituted a specific phenomenon within a growing attraction for deviance. If crime tended to be associated with socially problematic areas of the metropolis, the idea of serial killing raised newissues. Continuer la lecture de Appel : Reinterpreting Victorian Serial Murderers in Literature, Film, TV Series and Graphic Novels

Appel: San-Antonio International


San-Antonio International : Représentations, circulation, traductions, échanges


Colloque de Belfast


Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities


Queen’s University Belfast, 15 et 16 Mai 2015


L’ampleur et la pérennité du succès de San-Antonio en France restent peu comprises à l’étranger. Malgré un demi-siècle de carrière, plus de 250 livres publiés et des dizaines de millions d’exemplaires vendus, cet auteur, sous ce pseudonyme ou sous le nom de Frédéric Dard demeure très mal connu hors de France, et il est rare de trouver ses livres en librairie hors des pays francophones. Continuer la lecture de Appel: San-Antonio International

Setting the Scene: Representations of Rurality

Appel à textes (avant le 15 janvier 2015)

Interdisciplinary Approaches to ‘Setting the Scene’: Representations of Rurality in Crime Fiction and Media Culture

15th/16th June, 2015.rural Queen’s University Belfast

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Parution : “French Crime Fiction and the Palimpsest”

 Rewriting Wrongs: French Crime Fiction and the Palimpsest  (Angela Kimyongür et Amy Wigelsworth, éd.), septembre 2014



Rewriting Wrongs: French Crime Fiction and the Palimpsest furthers scholarly research into French crime fiction and, within that broad context, examines the nature, functions and specificity of the palimpsest. Because the practice of rewriting is so central to popular fiction as a whole, crime fiction is replete with hypertextual transformations. The palimpsest also has tremendous extra-diegetic resonance, in that crime fiction frequently involves the rewriting of criminal or historical events and scandals. This collection of essays therefore exemplifies and interrogates the various manifestations and implications of the palimpsest in French crime fiction. Continuer la lecture de Parution : “French Crime Fiction and the Palimpsest”