American Crime Fiction – Chicago, IL

American Literature Association

The American Literature Association presents Criminal America: Reading, Studying and Teaching American Crime Fiction March 3-4, 2017, in Chicago. Proposals are due by Jan. 10, 2017.

Subjects might include, but are not limited to, the following: Crime fiction and space; representing class, race, and gender; periodizing the genre; Poe’s precursors; narrative technique; adaptations; the future of the genre; teaching crime fiction; literary vs genre fiction.

About the author

Reference librarian, University of Washington School of Law