Interdisciplinary Approaches to 'Setting the Scene': Representation of Rurality in Crime Fiction and Media Culture

Jeannerod, D. (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


I have co-organised with Dr Linda Price (SPACE) this two day Symposium, supported by the Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities and which delivers on its 2014/15 theme of ‘Creativity in Imagined and Material Worlds’. It builds on two previous conferences I organised in QUB on issues of Crime Fiction and territories (States of Crime , 2011 with Dr Andrew Pepper) and The Territorialization of Crime Fiction, 2014, with Dr Natacha Levet. It expands my research interests in the area of cultural geography and looks at a specific kind of territory, the rural : It brings together studies in crime fiction and media culture looking at a variety of outlets such as fiction, film, television, comics, games and many others to explore the concept of ‘rurality’. Interdisciplinary approaches are reflected in a very successful response to the CFP, with high quality international participants ranging from Anthropology, Modern Languages, English, Film and Media Studies, History, Cultural Studies, Historical/Cultural/Rural Geography, Sociology, Spatial Planning looking at how cultural constructions of the rural ‘set the scene’ for crime fiction
Period15 Jun 2015
Event typeConference
LocationBelfast, United Kingdom


  • Rural space
  • Crime Fiction
  • Representation