Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Postcolonial Crime Fiction - new article

I am really pleased to have published my article on Irish crime fiction, called '"The Third Ireland': Inheritance and Postcolonialism in Irish Crime Writing" in the new special issue of The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies.  The topic of the JCPS special issue is Postcolonial Crime Fiction, and the issue is edited by South African crime fiction specialist Dr Sam Naidu.  You can view the contents page here




This image above is of the cover for the JCPS special issue - really interesting image, I think!  Perfect for this special issue, with its multifaceted examination of postcolonialism as a prism for crime fiction.  

I am happy to be a great company in this special issue, and particularly to have had the opportunity to write about Irish postcolonial identities and crime writing.  My article focuses on selected texts from the 2011 anthology edited by declan Burke entitled Down These Green Streets : Irish Crime Writing In The 21st Century. 



I examine selected texts from the 2011 anthology edited by declan Burke entitled Down These Green Streets : Irish Crime Writing In The 21st Century.  In the article I explore questions of inheritance and postcolonial identity in relation to John Connolly’s essay “No Blacks, No Dogs, No Crime Writers: Ireland and the Mystery Genre,” and Jane Casey’s crime short story “Inheritance.”

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