To see is to suspect : investigating the private in sensation fiction

Allan, JM 2016, 'To see is to suspect : investigating the private in sensation fiction' , in: Private Investigator , Crime Uncovered , Intellect, Bristol, pp. 172-182.

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Abstract

Sensation fiction has long been viewed as a somatic genre, one that aims to shock and excite: to produce a literal sensation upon the body. This chapter, in contrast, will argue that sensation fiction is a genre not simply saturated with references to vision -- a problematic but essentially neutral concept -- but, more specifically, with a form of vigilant watching demanded by a fictional universe where appearances are assumed to be deceptive and sight cannot be dissociated from suspicion.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Rolls, A and Franks, R
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Publisher: Intellect
Series Name: Crime Uncovered
ISBN: 9781783205233
Depositing User: JM Allan
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2017 14:10
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2017 21:21
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/44311

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