Monday, October 24, 2011

Event News: Crime across the Continent

On Friday 18 November there is a fabulously enticing day of lectures for anyone interested in translated crime fiction, at the British Library. One of Euro Crime's favourite translators will be speaking. Here's the programme:

This study day, organised by the European Studies department of the British Library, explores contemporary crime fiction from across Continental Europe.

The speakers will include academics, publishers, writers and translators. Among the topics covered will be crime fiction as a vehicle for social and political analysis, both contemporary and historical, and the part crime fiction has to play in the transmission of European cultures. The day is principally as a seminar for researchers but the contributions will appeal to an audience of specialists and non-specialists.

Programme

09:30-10:00 Registration

10:00-11:15 Beyond the whodunnit

Chair: Christopher MacLehose, MacLehose Press
Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen (University College, London), Crime and Happiness: Scandinavian Crime Fiction and End of the Welfare State.
Aka Morchiladze, Crime fiction as device.
Angela Kimyongür (University of Hull), Dominique Manotti and the roman noir.

Break

11:30-13:15 Looking back at history

Chair: Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen
Giuliana Pieri (Royal Holloway, London), Camilleri’s “historical” crime novels: Sicily, Italy and the Risorgiment.
Olga Sobolev (London School of Economics), Boris Akunin and the Rise of Russian Detective Genre.
Claire Gorrara (Cardiff University), Past crimes, present memories: French crime fiction and the Second World War.
Danusia Stok, The force of setting in the fiction of Marek Krajewski.

Lunch

14:15-15:00 The Scandinavian Crime Fiction Phenomenon

Barry Forshaw, Through a Glass Darkly: Mankell, Larsson and Nesbø.

Break

15:30-17:15 Translating cultures/languages

Chair: Ros Schwarz
Gary Pulsifer (Arcadia Books), EuroCrime in the wake of the Nordic Invasion.
Amanda Hopkinson (City University), Catalan cops and Spanish seductions: making crime pay.
Gunnar Staalesen and Don Bartlett (courtesy of the Royal Norwegian Embassy), From Norway to Norfolk; author and translator in conversation.


I'm very tempted to go, though I worry I'll be out of my depth!

Book a place (the price is £20) via the British Library's website.

5 comments:

Kompani said...

You should be able to get in free under the guise as a 'reporter' for Euro Crime.

Barbara said...

I'm sure you would know as much (or more!) as anyone in the room. I think you should get a press pass, totally!

Maxine said...

Yikes, I would worry that I'd be out of my depth too - (you are the expert though Karen, so no need for you to worry!) - also any opportunity to hear Don Bartlett is a great opportunity.

Dorte H said...

I bet you´re tempted, and I agree that you should get in free.

anya lipska said...

Well, I plan to go - and refuse to be daunted! I adore Marek Krajewski so hope the somewhat highbrow-sounding lecture on him isn't too turgid. In the final analysis, it's all about telling a good tale, and MK certainly does that.