Crime Files

Agatha Christie

Investigating Femininity

Authors: Makinen, M.

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Christie's books depict women as adventurous, independent figures who renegotiate sexual relationships along more equal lines. Women are also allowed to disrupt society and yet the texts refuse to see them as double deviant because of their femininity. This book demonstrates exactly how quietly innovatory Christie was in relation to gender.

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MERJA MAKINEN is Principal Lecturer in English Literary Studies, Middlesex University, UK, and former Programme Tutor for the MA in Popular Literary Fictions. She has published on feminist writing in the Twentieth-century (especially on Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson) and on popular genre fiction, including detective and crime writing.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-3

    Makinen, Merja

  • Preliminary Proceedings

    Pages 4-24

    Makinen, Merja

  • Detecting Deviancy

    Pages 25-63

    Makinen, Merja

  • Available Femininities

    Pages 64-114

    Makinen, Merja

  • Women Behaving Badly

    Pages 115-134

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Agatha Christie
Book Subtitle
Investigating Femininity
Authors
Series Title
Crime Files
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-59827-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230598270
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-4171-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 205
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