Conference – ‘Detecting Europe in Contemporary Crime Narratives: Print Fiction, Film and Television’
From 21-23 June 2021, the Link Campus University in Rome, Italy, will be hosting the international conference ‘Detecting Europe in Contemporary Crime Narratives: Print Fiction, Film and Television’. As an open forum, the conference explores how crime narratives, as well as their production and reception, have contributed to the appearance of new transcultural representations. In what ways are national media shaping the idea of the European – and in turn translating the European when foreign products appear in their mediascape? Is transculturation a marker of homologation or rather a contributing factor to the emergence of multiple cosmopolitan identities? The conference aims to address these questions mainly from a cultural studies perspective, including representation studies, industry and production studies, as well as reception and audience studies. Abstracts for individual papers (max. 20 minutes) and pre-constituted panels interrogating the notion of Europeanness as a critical category can be submitted until 15 November 2020. More information on the conference can be found here.