San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
A Thrilling Ride: From the Detective Story to Crime Fiction
with Prof. Michael Green, professor in English and creative writing
How has the detective story changed over time? Tracing the figure of the detective in fiction from the innately conservative ‘Golden Age’ of Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie to a contemporary, more ambiguous form, this seminar will explore how crime writing – and our reading of it – has changed over time.What are the key features of the crime story, and how have these been developed and challenged by some of the more innovative writers in the field? Discussion will include suggestions from participants for possible new ideas for the crime thriller.
This event is part of the CRIME STORY Seminars series produced by New Writing North and Northumbria University
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New Writing North and Northumbria University
Newcastle Writing Conference is a partnership between New Writing North and Northumbria University.
New Writing North is the writing development agency for the north of England, and is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation. www.newwritingnorth.com
New Writing North works with writers to develop career opportunities, new commissions, projects, residencies, publications and live events. It works in partnership with a broad range of organisations, universities, local authorities, regional development agencies, sponsors and media producers to develop opportunities for writers.
Northumbria University, Newcastle is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence.
Northumbria is one of the largest universities in the UK with almost 34,000 students from 131 countries. The University has over 186,000 alumni worldwide. Northumbria has invested more than £200 million in our estate since 2005 to improve the student experience. Northumbria is ranked top 50 in the UK for research power and had the 4th largest increase in quality research funding (REF 2014). According to Times Higher Education, Northumbria had the biggest rise in research power of any university in the UK. Northumbria is ranked 3rd in the UK for international student satisfaction in the International Student Barometer survey 2015, a rise of 26 places on the previous year.
Northumbria University’s cultural partners include New Writing North, Live Theatre, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Tyneside Cinema and Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums.