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Rape in Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy and Beyond

Contemporary Scandinavian and Anglophone Crime Fiction

Editors: Åström, B., Gregersdotter, K., Horeck, T. (Eds.)

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Focusing on the sexualized violence of Stieg Larsson's bestselling Millennium trilogy – including the novels, Swedish film adaptations, and Hollywood blockbusters – this collection of essays puts Larsson's work into dialogue with Scandinavian and Anglophone crime novels by writers including Jo Nesbø, Håkan Nesser, Mo Hayder and Val McDermid.

About the authors

ZOË BRIGLEY-THOMPSON Lecturer in English and Creative Writing BARBARA FISTER Academic librarian at Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota, USA MEGHAN FREEMAN Assistant professor in the Department of English at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA PHILIPPA GATES Associate Professor in Film Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada MARLA HARRIS Independent scholar with a PhD from Brandeis University CLAIRE HENRY PhD candidate in the English, Film and Media department at Anglia Ruskin University, UK YVONNE LEFFLER Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden PRISCILLA WALTON Professor of English at Carleton University in Canada

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'This is an excellent addition to the growing body of critical literature dealing with cross-cultural developments in crime fiction. Larsson is a controversial writer, and one of the real strengths of this collection is the way it showcases critical debate about some of the most difficult aspects of contemporary crime fiction - its representation of sexual violence; its underlying socio-political agendas and its moral-ethical substance; and the ways in which audiences respond to a genre that is by turns conventional, clichéd, subversive and deeply uncomfortable.' - Lee Horsley


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Horeck, Tanya (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • ‘The Girl Who Pays Our Salaries’: Rape and the Bestselling Millennium Trilogy

    Walton, Priscilla

    Pages 21-33

  • The Millennium Trilogy and the American Serial Killer Narrative: Investigating Protagonists of Men Who Write Women

    Fister, Barbara

    Pages 34-50

  • Lisbeth Salander as a Melodramatic Heroine: Emotional Conflicts, Split Focalization, and Changing Roles in Scandinavian Crime Fiction

    Leffler, Yvonne

    Pages 51-64

  • Rape and the Avenging Female in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy and Håkan Nesser’s Woman with Birthmark and The Inspector and Silence

    Harris, Marla

    Pages 67-80

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Hardcover $100.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rape in Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy and Beyond
Book Subtitle
Contemporary Scandinavian and Anglophone Crime Fiction
Editors
  • B. Åström
  • K. Gregersdotter
  • T. Horeck
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-29163-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137291639
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-30840-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33898-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 219
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