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Personal profile

Interests

My research and teaching interests lie mainly in the areas of transnatrional crime fiction, spy/espionage fiction and contemporary fiction that examines security and policing issues. I have recently published a monograph, Unwilling Executioner: Crime Fiction and the State (Oxford, 2016), that examines the emergence from the 1720s onwards of a particular strain of politically-minded crime fiction as a transnational phenomenon. A book I co-edited with David Schmid (Buffalo), Globalization and the State in Contemporary Crime Fiction: A World of Crime (Palgrave, 2016) expands and extends this focus in the contemporary era. I am also the author of five crime novels set in London between the 1820s and 1840s including The Last Days of Newgate (2006), The Detective Branch (2010) and Bloody Winter (2011). I have recently

Particulars

I am the author of Unwilling Executioner: Crime Fiction and the State (Oxford University Press, 2016) and co-edited of Globalization and the State in Contemporary Crime Fiction (Palgrave, 2016). I am the author of The Contemporary American Crime Novel (Edinbugh, 2000) and co-author of American History and Contemporary Hollywood Film (Edinburgh, 2005). I have written five historical crime novels set in London in the 1820, 1830s and 1840s including The Last Days of Newgate (2006), The Detective Branch (2010) and Bloody Winter (2011) all published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

Research Statement

My current research explores the relationship between crime, capitalism, security and race and crime fiction as a transnational and transhistorical phenomenon.

I could supervise doctoral students interested in working in the following areas or fields: twentieth- and twenty-first century U.S literature, crime fiction written in English from any era and crime fiction in translation from anywhere in the world, American cultural studies.

Teaching

I convene and teach on our first year module, Introduction to Contemporary Fiction, and our second year module, Introduction to American Writing. My third year option, Contemporary U.S. Crime Fiction: The Police, the State, the Globe, runs in the first semester and focuses on four themes: the 'war on drugs' and the US-Mexico Border; policing the city; public-private; and outsiders/social bandits. Exemplary texts include The Wire (season 3), James Sallis's Drive, Don Winslow's The Cartel, and Daniel Woodrell's Winter's Bone. At MA level I offer materials that consider the relationship between violence, affect and the workplace in contemporary genre fiction.

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espionage Social Sciences
sovereignty Social Sciences
hegemony Social Sciences
offense Social Sciences
globalization Social Sciences
genre Social Sciences
politics Social Sciences
risk assessment Social Sciences

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Projects 2014 2018

Research Output 1996 2019

French Translation
Global Economy
Uncertainty
Ownership
Equivalence

Race, violence and neoliberalism: crime fiction in the era of Ferguson and Black Lives Matter

Pepper, A., 14 Aug 2017, In : Textual Practice. p. 1-20

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Police
Neoliberalism
Crime Fiction
Political Violence
Potentiality

Globalization and the State in Contemporary Crime Fiction: A World of Crime

Schmid, D. (ed.) & Pepper, A. (ed.), 31 May 2016, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 258 p.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology

globalization
offense
genre
writer
violence

John le Carre and the New Novel of Global (In)security

Pepper, A., 31 May 2016, Globalization and the State in Contemporary Crime Fiction: A World of Crime. Andrew, P. (ed.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 179-196 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Unwilling Executioner: Crime Fiction and the State

Pepper, A., 22 Apr 2016, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 269 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Crime Fiction
Executioner
Justice
Capitalism
Intimate Relationships

Activities 2006 2016

Irish and British Association of American Studies annual conference

Andrew Pepper (Member of programme committee)
07 Apr 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Crime Fiction: reading and panel participation

Andrew Pepper (Interviewee)
16 Apr 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Jean-Patrick Manchette et la raison d’écrire’ colloquium

Andrew Pepper (Invited speaker)
07 Nov 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Representations of Rurality in Crime Fiction and Media Culture

Andrew Pepper (Participant)
15 Jun 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Towards a Digital Atlas of European Crime Fiction

Andrew Pepper (Participant)
10 Apr 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Thesis

Our Best Selves: J. G. Ballard, Jennifer Egan, and Conceptions of Happiness Under Neoliberalism

Author: Malone, P., Jul 2018

Supervisor: Pepper, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy