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Legacies of the Rue Morgue : science, space, and crime fiction in France, Andrea Goulet

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Legacies of the Rue Morgue : science, space, and crime fiction in France
Title
Legacies of the Rue Morgue
Title remainder
science, space, and crime fiction in France
Statement of responsibility
Andrea Goulet
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Taking Edgar Allan Poe's 1841 "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" as an inaugural frame, Andrea Goulet traces shifting representations of violence, space, and nation in French crime fiction from serial novels of the 1860s to cyberpunk fictions today. She argues that the history of spatial sciences--geology, paleontology, cartography--helps elucidate the genre's fundamental tensions: between brutal murder and pure reason; historical past and reconstructive present; national identity and global networks. As the sciences underlying her analysis make extensive use of strata and grids, Goulet employs vertical and horizontal axes to orient and inform her close readings of crime novels. Vertically, crimes that take place underground subvert above-ground modernization, and national traumas of the past haunt present criminal spaces. Horizontally, abstract crime scene maps grapple with the sociological realities of crime, while postmodern networks of international data trafficking extend colonial anxieties of the French nation. Crime gangs in the catacombs of 1860s Paris. Dirt-digging detectives in coastal caves at the fin-de-siècle. Schizoid cartographers in global cyberspace. Crime fiction's sites of investigation have always exposed central rifts in France's national identity while signaling broader, enduring unease with violent disruptions to social order. Reading murder novels of the last 150 years in the context of shifting sciences, Legacies of the Rue Morgue provides a new spatial history of modern crime fiction
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YDXCP
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Goulet, Andrea
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Critical authors & issues
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  • Poe, Edgar Allan
  • Poe, Edgar Allan
  • Detective and mystery stories, French
  • French fiction
  • French fiction
  • French fiction
  • Science in literature
  • Space and time in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Detective and mystery stories, French
  • French fiction
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Science in literature
  • Space and time in literature
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Legacies of the Rue Morgue : science, space, and crime fiction in France, Andrea Goulet
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : Poe 1 -- Introduction : Mapping murder -- Archaeologies. Quarries and catacombs : underground crime in Second Empire Romans-feuilletons -- Skulls and bones : paleohistory in Leroux and Leblanc -- Crypts and ghosts : terrains of national trauma in Japrisot and Vargas -- Intersections. Street-name mysteries and private/public violence, 1867-2001 -- Cartographies. Terrains vagues : Gaboriau and the birth of the cartographic mystery -- Mapping the city : Malet's mysteries and Butor's Bleston -- Zéropa-land : Balkanization and the schizocartographies of Dantec and Radoman
Control code
ocn932381850
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812292169
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
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  • 845445
  • 22573/ctt180z190
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)932381850
Label
Legacies of the Rue Morgue : science, space, and crime fiction in France, Andrea Goulet
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : Poe 1 -- Introduction : Mapping murder -- Archaeologies. Quarries and catacombs : underground crime in Second Empire Romans-feuilletons -- Skulls and bones : paleohistory in Leroux and Leblanc -- Crypts and ghosts : terrains of national trauma in Japrisot and Vargas -- Intersections. Street-name mysteries and private/public violence, 1867-2001 -- Cartographies. Terrains vagues : Gaboriau and the birth of the cartographic mystery -- Mapping the city : Malet's mysteries and Butor's Bleston -- Zéropa-land : Balkanization and the schizocartographies of Dantec and Radoman
Control code
ocn932381850
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812292169
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 845445
  • 22573/ctt180z190
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)932381850

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