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“Ghostly Hauntings: Women and Power in Recent Irish Crime Novels“
September 17, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Prof. Dr. Patricia Plummer (Duisburg-Essen University, Germany)
Visiting Research Fellow, Moore Institute NUI Galway
Patricia Plummer is Professor of English and Postcolonial Studies at Duisburg-Essen University, Germany. Her publications, research and teaching cover an interdisciplinary range of topics, from c18 Orientalism, Victorian literature and Australian culture to contemporary crime fiction, often with a focus on gender issues. Her first monograph was a study of style in Charles Dickens’s Oliver Twist (2003), and she has co-edited books on women’s studies and feminist crime novels. Current projects include an edited volume on Western interactions with Japan (forthcoming 2020) and a book-length study on the life and works of an Anglo-Australian painter and theosophist. Patricia Plummer is also a principal investigator within the DFG-funded research group “Ambiguity and Difference: Historical and Cultural Dynamics” (2019-2021).
In her talk, Patricia will present preliminary findings from “Detecting Women and Power in the 21st Century,” the research project she is currently working on as a Moore Institute Visiting Research Fellow and in which she focuses on connections between feminism and the crime genre in recent Irish crime fiction. This project is connected to and builds on research on innovations within the crime genre in terms of gender, genre and race that she has carried out over the past years.