Special Issue "The Victorian Art of Murder"
A special issue of Humanities (ISSN 2076-0787).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 May 2018) | Viewed by 13004
Interests: Victorian literature and culture; sherlock Holmes; crime and detective fiction; television and film adaptation
The Victorian Art of Murder’ special edition of the Humanities journal will be an inter- and cross-disciplinary examination of the various facets of the Victorian fascination with murder. Looking at the range of nineteenth-century cultural forms, including (but certainly not limited to) popular and literary fictions, poetry and ballad, broadsides, historical writing, cultural commentary/critique, journalism, art, criminological and sociological discourse, the edition will offer an academic critical engagement with the broad cultural territory popularized in recent accessible studies of the topic that include Judith Flanders’s The Invention of Murder (2011) and Lucy Worsley’s A Very British Murder (2013). It is the intention thus to both capture the vivid array of Victorian engagements with grievous crime as well as, by -placing interdisciplinarity at the core of all the essays, significantly enhancing our understanding of the multi-faceted origins and development of this manifest cultural obsession.Prof. Dr. Neil McCaw
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