"An Exorcism in Blood. Rethinking Motherhood in Contemporary Crime Fiction: the point of view of a novelist."
A talk with Nicoletta Vallorani
Mar 06, 2014
from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM
|Where||Bingham Humanities Bldg. Room 300|
|Contact Name||Tracy Heightchew|
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Nicoletta Vallorani, University of Milan will consider the notion of motherhood in the way it is inflected in crime fiction. The genre of crime fiction is felt as mostly male in terms of both authors & readers. Vallorani posits that we are currently witnessing a revision of the notion of maternity and maternal role. She will reference Foucault and Judith Butler, as well as popular novels and television shows such as The Killing and We Need to Talk About Kevin, as well as her own novel Camera Obscura to illustrate her argument.