Preliminary Programme

Thursday, 30 June 2022

9:00-9:30

Check-in

U2/00.25

9:30-10:30

Welcome Speeches

  • Prof. Dr. Christine Gerhardt, Vice President for Diversity and International Affairs
  • Prof. Dr. Markus Behmer, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities
  • N.N., Women’s Representative of the University of Bamberg (requested)
  • Professor Fiona Peters, President of the International Crime Fiction Association
  • Dr. Kerstin-Anja Münderlein, Bamberg conference organiser

Annual ICFA Book Prize 2021

U2/00.25

10:30-11:00

Coffee break

U2/00.25

11:00-12:30

SESSION 1

Panel 1.1: Supernatural Crime, Vengeance, and Domestic Abuse (pre-organised panel)

Chair:

  • Ruth Heholt. “Raising the Ghost of Domestic Abuse: E. Nesbit’s Radical Critique of Crimes Against Women”
  • Jennifer Young. “Escape: Fiction vs. Reality in Domestic Abuse Narratives”
  • Vik Gill. “Disappearing Without a Trace: Permeable Boundaries between Feminist Vigilantes and Vengeful Ghosts in Crime and Gothic Fiction”

U2/00.25

Panel 1.2: Dangerous Masculinities

Chair: Igor Baldoino

  • Laura Major. “Lethal Masculinity, History, Crime and Resistance in Philip Kerr’s Prague Fatale
  • Stuart Molloy. “‘Fathers can be killers’ – The domestication of psychopathy and the desire for murderousness in Hannibal and The Fall
  • Matthew Gurteen. “A Masculine Picture of Murder: The Totemisation of Regional Manhood in Bill's-O'-Jacks' Reporting and ‘Revivals’”

U5/00.24

Panel 1.3 Aspects of Femicide

Chair:

  • Nicole Kenley. “Steubenville, Temporality, and 21st-Century Crimes Against Women in Sue Grafton’s Y is for Yesterday
  • Barbara Pezzotti. “Femicide as social construct in international crime fiction”
  • Lobna Ben Salem. “When Murder Meddles with Magic: Explorations into Gender-Biased Ritual Crimes”

U5/01.22

12:30-13:30

Lunch (Ali Baba)

U2/00.25

13.30-14:45

Keynote lecture: Andrew Pepper

Chair:

U2/00.25

14:45-16:15

SESSION 2

Panel 2.1: The Supernatural and the Occult in Crime Fiction

Chair: Igor Baldoino

  • Anne Delgado. “Victorian Ghost Hunters and the Evolution of the Occult Criminal”
  • Gaynor Baker. “Interwar Mediums, Fact and Fiction: A gendered examination of Agatha Christie’s spiritualistic characters and their real-life counterparts during the interwar period”
  • Berenike Jakob. “Table Turning Rule Breakers: Spiritualism and Gender in Women’s Crime Writing”

U2/00.25

Panel 2.2: Pandemic Crime Fiction (I)

Chair:

  • Katharina Hendrickx. “Reading, discussing, and living domestic noir: The women’s crime fiction book club during the Covid-19 pandemic”
  • Melissa M. Culver. “The confines of confinement: El confinado, by Roberto Dominguez Moro”
  • Colette Guildmann. “Post-pandemic future in recent South African thrillers: gender, genre, hybridity”

U5/00.24

Panel 2.3: (Ab)using the Female Body (I)

Chair: Laura Major

  • Réka Szarvas. “Embodied Detection – Crime Fiction through the Lens of Feminist Corporeagraphic Metafiction in Gillian Flynn’s Novels”
  • Emily Alice Farmer. “The Diseased and Deadly Woman: Problematic Sexuality in Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö’s Roseanna (1965)”
  • Heike Henderson. “AI, Crime and Gender: Investigating the Role of the Body”

U5/01.22

16:15-16:45

Coffee break

U2/00.25

16:45-18:15

SESSION 3

Panel 3.1: Spies and Politicians

Chair:

  • Federico Prina. “Class, Espionage and the Phoney War in Nancy Mitford’s Pigeon Pie
  • Stephanie Sumner. “Writing the First World War – Exploring gender representations in selected short stories of Sherlock Holmes and Max Carrados”
  • Mareike Spychala. “Nostalgia, Masculinity, and Real Person Fiction: The Obama Biden Mysteries Series”

U2/00.25

Panel 3.2:Pandemic Crime Fiction (II)

Chair: Dorothea Flothow

  • Sarah Heinz. “‘There is no way out’ - The Re-Assessment of Home in Peter May’s Thriller Lockdown
  • Hannah Derwent and Kimberly Scott. “Pandemic Possibilities: Crises and Gender-Fluidity in Dorothy L. Sayer’s The Nine Tailors

U5/00.24

Panel 3.3:(Ab)using the Female Body (II)

Chair: Patsy Green

  • Mona Raesian. “Bodies and Borders: An Analysis of the Function of Female Bodies in American Police Procedural Fiction”
  • Jeanie R. C. Toscano. “The weaponization of women's bodies in Las mujeres matan mejor by Omar Nieto”
  • Richard Snowden-Leaks. “Patriarchal Puppetry: Gender Inequality in Thomas Ligotti’s ‘The Nyctalops Trilogy’”

U5/01.22

18:15-c.18:45

Short detective film (Bamberg University English Drama Group)

U2/00.25

Friday, 1 July 2022

8:30-10:00

SESSION 4

Panel 4.1: Scottish Crime

Chair:

  • Jennifer Schnabel. “Mapping 1970s Glasgow: William McIlvanney’s Laidlaw and the Scottish Women’s Aid Collection”
  • Daphné Cousin-Martin. “Translating touch: gender stereotypes and relationships in Tartan Noir”
  • Šárka Dvořáková. “‘You Can Choose Not to Go to the Island:’ Boundary Crossing and Remembering in Peter May’s Lewis Trilogy”

U2/00.25

Panel 4.2: Crime Fiction before the 19th Century

Chair:

  • Christian Feser. “Wicked Wives and Horrible Husbands: ‘True Tragedies’ on the Elizabethan Stage”
  • Chaima Aouadi. “Women and Crime in Defoe’s Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress
  • Chandni Rampersad. “‘… and what a load of scandal here’ – Eighteenth-Century Murderesses in the Gentleman’s Magazine

U5/00.24

Panel 4.3: Ambiguous Women

Chair:

  • Alan Mattli. “‘They Weren’t All Fakes’: Feminist Crime Fiction as an ‘Authentic Copy’ in Marcia Muller’s Edwin of the Iron Shoes
  • Magdalena Tosik. “The Female Gaze in Detective Novels by Gaja Grzegorzewska”
  • Monica Vecerova. “Ambiguity of the Trickster: Conflicting Identities of Women Characters in Black Hard-Boiled Fiction”

U5/01.22

10:00-10:30

Coffee break

U2/00.25

10:30-11:45

Keynote lecture: Gill Plain

Chair:

U2/00.25

11:45-13:15

SESSION 5

Panel 5.1: Perspectives on Asian Crime Fiction

Chair:

  • Anindita Dey. “The Female Sleuth and Her In-Betweens – A Study of the Reema Ray Mysteries”
  • Wendy Jones Nakanishi. “The Gendered Nature of Japanese Crime Fiction”
  • Somjeeta Pandey. “Gender and Genre: A Study of Contemporary Indian English Women’s Crime Fiction”

U2/00.25

Panel 5.2: (Neo-)Victorian Imaginations

Chair:

  • Deren Gülsever. “Feminine Sherlock”
  • Linda Ledford -Miller. “The Importance of a Butler”
  • Barbara Braid. “‘A lesbian marching out of the kitchen with a bloody ax’ – a queer perspective on the adaptations of Lizzie Borden’s case”

U5/00.24

Panel 5.3: Female Violence and Victimisation

Chair:

  • Keli Masten. “‘Rushing, Shrieking, Each Man for Himself’ – Violence and Justice in Detective Fiction”
  • Patricia Veronica Green. “Narrative crime worlds and the dynamics of silent hegemonies”
  • Caroline Reitz. “Not a Long Way, Baby – Lady Audley to Killing Eve

U5/01.22

13:15-14:15

Lunch (Stadtproviant)

U2/00.25

14:15-15:30

Keynote lecture: Catherine Spooner

Chair:

15:30-17:00

SESSION 6

Panel 6.1: National Identities and Anxieties

Chair:

  • Primož Mlačnik. “Domesticated Slovenians in detective novels of Avgust Demšar”
  • Elena Ippendorf. “‘What kind of a woman are you?’ - Policing Femininity in Welsh Crime Narratives”
  • Milla Fedorova. “Androids, Crime and Gender in Contemporary Russian TV Series”

U2/00.25

Panel 6.2: Detecting the Mysteries of the Past (pre-organised panel)

Chair: Sylvia A. Pamboukian

  • Kristin M. Franseen. “‘The mystery is musical… so we need a specialist’: Women Musicologists as Detectives”
  • Dorothea Flothow. “Detecting Early-Modern Women’s Lives: Crime Fiction, Life Writing and the Unknown Female”
  • Sylvia A. Pamboukian. “Rewriting Victorian Crime in Crimson Peak

U5/00.24

Panel 6.3: Refuting Feminism…?

Chair: Mareike Spychala

  • Lenka Žárská. “The Girl Who Wanted to Be Feminist: Female Characters in Marnie Riches’ George McKenzie Series”
  • Rebecca Lloyd. “‘She’s behind you!’ – Refuting Feminism in CBS’s Elementary
  • Adriane Ivey. “Girls with Guns: Anti-Feminism in 'Chick-Lit’ Mysteries”

U5/01.22

17:00-17:30

Coffee break

U2/00.25

17:30-19:15

SESSION 7

Panel 7.1: Masculinities, Disability and Liminality

Chair: Katrin Röder

  • Paul Lohneis. “Darling Men, Lover Boys and Rogues: Connie Sachs, Molly Doran and the Precarity of Institutional Memory in John le Carré’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Mick Herron’s London Rules
  • Aline Sohny-Knops. “Investigating Masculine Disability – Negotiating Masculinity and Disability in Contemporary Detective Fiction”
  • Isabelle Große. “‘The Great War [of] Memory’ – Or, Hazy Memories and Liminal Identities in True Detective (Season 3, 2019)”
  • Norbert Gyuris. “Emasculated Detectives: The Ineffective Investigation in Weird Fiction”

U2/00.25

Panel 7.2: Femininity and Self-Empowerment

Chair:

  • Amber Huckle. “Power dominance and femininity: the queen-pin(s) of Sinaloa. – Examining female self-empowerment within Don Winslow’s Cartel trilogy”
  • Renáta Zsámba. “Agency and the Amnesiac Woman in S. J. Watson’s Before I Go to Sleep”
  • Abby Bentham. “Kiss the Mirror: Realising the Self in Otessa Moshfegh’s Eileen
  • Jean Gregorek. Ethnographic Noir: The Early Thrillers of Celia Fremlin”

U5/00.24

Panel 7.3: Subversive Gender

Chair:

  • Sam Naidu. “‘… a tough, principled cookie’: African Noir and the Ambiguous Female Detective”
  • Ffion Davies. “‘My proportions are, if anything, too heroic’ – Dangerous Appetites and the homme fatal in Vera Caspary’s Laura (1943)”
  • Sercan Ötzekin. “Amateur Detectives as Subversive Gender Identities in Victorian Sensation Fiction”
  • Moritz Maier. “Jill and Jack, the Rippers? Gender Politics in Constructing the Sex Murderer”

U5/01.22

20:00-00:00

Conference Celebration and Dinner (Ali Baba)

AULA

Saturday, 2 July 2022

8:30-10:00

SESSION 8

Panel 8.1: Deviant Sexuality in Golden Age Crime

Chair:

  • Chiho Nakagawa. “Deviant Sexuality and English Homes: Miss Marple’s Nemesis
  • Christine Hawkins. “The ‘playful alligator’: Mrs Bradley and the representation of femininity in the crime fiction of Gladys Mitchell”
  • Suzanne Bray. “Secrets and Mysteries, Love and Idolatry: Women who Live Together in Dorothy L. Sayer’s Detective Novels and in Television Adaptations of Them”

U2/00.25

Panel 8.2: Filming Gender: Femininity and Masculinity on TV

Chair:

  • Sara Casoli and Federico Pagello. “Changing Masculinities in Contemporary Italian TV Crime Series”
  • Caitlin Coulter. “‘One half of a very exciting show’ – Ethnicity, Sexuality, and Nationality on the US/Mexico Border”
  • Enrique Ajuria Ibarra. “Who killed Sara? – Revising Gender Violence, Crime, and the Latin American Telenovela

U5/00.24

Panel 8.3: True Crime

Chair:

  • Kate Quinn. “Dark Domesticity: Chilean True Crime and Women Who Kill”
  • Parnal Chirmuley. “Redhanded: Women, true crime, podcasts, and politics”
  • Olga Thierbach-McLean. “Likes, Lies, and Lives Lost: The Gabby Petito Case as a Sociocultural Phenomenon”

U5/01.22

10:00-10:30

Coffee break

U2/00.25

10:30-11:45

Keynote lecture: Fiona Peters

Chair:

U2/00.25

11:45-13:15

SESSION 9

Panel 9.1: Gender in Golden Age Crime

Chair:

  • Gero Guttzeit. “Murderer Unseen: The Golden Age and Invisible Killers in Glaspell, Chesterton, and Christie”
  • Chloe Treharne. “‘The man goes on with his job and the woman… makes accommodations’ – Inspector Wexford’s Changing Attitudes”

U2/00.25

Panel 9.2: Representation of Dangerous Women in East Asian Crime Fiction (pre-organised panel)

Chair: Jooyeon Rhee

  • Jaejin Yu. “The Epidemic of Poisonous Women and Germination of Desire for the Modern in Meiji Japan.”
  • Jinyoung Park. “Domestic Crime, Media, and Modern Transformation of Detective Narrative in China.”
  • Hyeyoung Jung. “The Emergence of a Female Serial Killer in 1920s Korea”

U5/00.24

Panel 9.3: Bad Moms and Grannies

Chair:

  • Roberta Garrett. “Bad Grandmas: domestic noir and the toxic matriarch”
  • Cynthia Schmidt-Cruz. “The Mom Thriller: Domestic Noir Scrutinizes Motherhood”
  • Janine Schwarz. “‘She Should Not Have Been a Mother’ – Culpable Motherhood and New Momism in Domestic Noir”

U5/01.22

13:15-14:15

Lunch (Stadtproviant)

U2/00.25

14:15-15:45

SESSION 10

Panel 10.1: Crime Narratives and Reconstructions of Masculinities and Femininities in the Colonial Period

Chair: Jinyoung Park

  • Miyeon Kim. “Rewriting The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde and Homosocial Bonds”
  • Bohyun Kum. “Female Bodies in Paintings Quoted in Detective Fictions”
  • Dohui Park. “Sexuality of Female Murderers and Commodification of Crime Narratives”

U2/00.25

Panel 10.2: Female Gender Stereotypes in South American Crime

Chair:

  • Carolina Miranda. “’We’ve come a long way, baby’: Argentine Women Writers and the New Noir Phenomenon”
  • Monika Jurkiewicz. “Illusions of Choice: Examining the consequences of social pressure, religious fanaticism and legislative overreach in Claudia Piñeiro’s Catedrales (2020)”
  • Diana Battaglia. “Femicide and gender politics in Claudia Piñeiro’s Catedrales

U5/00.24

Panel 10.3: The Dark Triad: Female Victims, Villains and Detectives in Contemporary Crime Fiction (pre-organised panel)

Chair: Ciara Gorman

  • Sharon Dempsey. “Outside Herself: The Female Body as Crime Scene”
  • Eva Burke. “‘Women didn’t kill this way, they just didn’t’: Re-gendered modes of detection in Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects
  • Ciara Gorman. “Gendered Acts of Violence, Violent Acts of Genre: Female Serial Killing in Pierre Lemaitre’s Alex (2011)”

U5/01.22

15:45-16:15

Coffee break

16:15-17:00

Concluding remarks und best ECR paper

U2/00.25