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Island Genres, Genre Islands: Conceptualization and Representation in Popular Fiction

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Crane, R and Fletcher, L, Island Genres, Genre Islands: Conceptualization and Representation in Popular Fiction, Rowman and Littlefield, United Kingdom, pp. 224. (2017) [Authored Research Book]

Abstract

'Island Genres, Genre Islands' moves the debate about literature and place onto new ground by exploring the island settings of bestsellers. Through a focus on four key genres—crime fiction, thrillers, popular romance fiction, and fantasy fiction—Crane and Fletcher show that genre is fundamental to both the textual representation of real and imagined islands and to actual knowledges and experiences of islands. The book offers broad, comparative readings of the significance of islandness in each of the four genres as well as detailed case studies of major authors and texts. These include chapters on Agatha’s Christie’s islands, the role of the island in ‘Bondspace,’ the romantic islophilia of Nora Roberts’s Three Sisters Island series, and the archipelagic geography of Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea. Crane and Fletcher’s book will appeal to specialists in literary studies and cultural geography, as well as in island studies.

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Research Book
Keywords:Island genres, Islands, popular fiction
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Literary Studies
Research Field:Literary Studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:Languages and Literature
Author:Crane, R (Professor Ralph Crane)
Author:Fletcher, L (Dr Lisa Fletcher)
ID Code:111384
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Humanities
Deposited On:2016-09-09
Last Modified:2017-02-06
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