9 June 2015

'Consuming Crime' at University of Limerick

"Consuming Crime" is a major academic conference on crime fiction at the University of Limerick on 26-27 June 2015.

A session on "Irish Crime and the Celtic Tiger" features papers on greed and corruption in Alan Glynn’s WinterlandTana French and the crime novel in the wake of Eurozone consumerism; and "(Post-) Celtic Tiger Dublin in Recent Irish Crime Fiction".

Papers will examine Patricia Highsmith’s The Talented Mr Ripley, the podcast Serial, the BBC’s Ripper StreetBreaking Bad, Michael Mann’s Miami Vice and Federico Levin’s Ceviche.
"The aim of this sixth interdisciplinary conference is to explore the idea of consumption, commodification and consumerism as they feature in the crime genre."
Among other sessions, true crime writer and novelist Niamh O’Connor will talk about her work. The keynote address by Professor Evelyne Keitel will look at "The Strange Case of the Nordic Detective: Realism, Regionalism, and Rewrites in Fargo".

Consuming Crime
26-27 June 2015
University of Limerick

Contacts: Dr Marieke Krajenbrink and Dr Kate Quinn