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A sea of islands, a sea of crime: island crime fiction in the Aegean Sea


Crane, R, A sea of islands, a sea of crime: island crime fiction in the Aegean Sea, Island Studies Journal, 14, (1) pp. 175-186. ISSN 1715-2593 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2019 Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada.

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DOI: doi:10.24043/isj.85


Crime fiction frequently takes the real and imaginary geography of islands as its setting and subject. Through a reading of selected novels by Anne Zouroudi, Jeffrey Siger, and Paul Johnston, this article looks at ways in which ideas about ‘islandness’ operate in contemporary English-language crime fiction set in the Aegean Sea. Specifically, it uses geocriticism and spatial literary studies to explore the ways non-textual paratext—in particular covers and maps—work alongside a text, or narrative, to capitalize on the lure of islands.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Aegean Sea, book covers, crime fiction, islands, literary and narrative maps
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Literary studies
Research Field:British and Irish literature
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture
UTAS Author:Crane, R (Professor Ralph Crane)
ID Code:132553
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2019-05-13
Last Modified:2020-08-24

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