Euro Noir: Cultural Identity in European Popular Crime Narratives
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The crime genre, arguably the most popular narrative genre in Europe, is an ideal object of study for evaluating how the process of Europeanisation has impacted the forms of cultural production, distribution and reception.
Have you ever wondered what has made crime narratives so popular throughout Europe? If yes, this course is a perfect fit for you!
The European collaborative project 'DETECt – Detecting transcultural identity in European popular crime narratives', funded under EU Horizon 2020 research programme, has taken up the challenge to investigate how the concept of ‘Europe’ can help to better understand the current landscape of popular media and transmedia crime narratives.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 770151.
The views and opinions expressed in the MOOC are the sole responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission.
Fred Truyen is professor of Cultural Studies at the Faculty of Arts of KU Leuven University, where he teaches Information Science, Online Publishing and Digital Cultural Heritage and is currently the program director of the MSc in Digital Humanities. He is the coordinator of Fifties in Europe – Kaleidoscope, technical editor of the peer reviewed journal Image & Narrative, president of Photoconsortium, and is active on ICT at several levels of the university.
Fred Truyen is also a member of the Open Education Consortium and has been involved in many projects on Open Educational Resources, such as Net-CU, OCW EU and LACE, and on projects in digitization of Cultural Heritage, such as RICH, Europeana Photography, Europeana Space and CIVIC Epistemologies.
Jan Baetens is a professor at the KU Leuven Faculty of Arts, where he teaches literary and cultural studies. He has a special interest in popular fiction (photo novel, novelization, comics, film photo novel) and adaptation studies. He is a member of the executive board of IAWIS (International association of word and image studies). He is the coordinator of the BELSPO funded research network on “LMI” (2012-2017).
Prof. Monica Dall’Asta is a scholar in Film and Media studies. Her research has dealt extensively with the history of popular culture in transnational perspective. Her work has particularly focused on feminist film history and theory, and on the role of montage for a constructionist concept of history. She is co-editor of the International Women Film Pioneers Project based at Columbia University (NY). She is the PI of the H2020 DETECt project.
Kim Toft Hansen
Prof. Kim Toft Hansen has been working with Nordic and international crime fiction (literature, film and television) for over a decade. Besides an overall interest in textual analyses of crime fiction, Hansen has been deeply engaged in collaboration with local, national and international media industries. His research profile fittingly matches the production studies proposed in the project’s WP4 on investigating the creative industries, which he leads.
Caius Dobrescu is Professor at the University of Bucharest (Theory of Literature, Cultural History, Cultural Studies). He wrote on literature and politics in the Communist and post-Communist epoch and on the interaction between the conflicting understandings of the notion of “bourgeois culture” and the evolutions of the literary modernity, in a global comparative perspective. As a Fulbright scholar affiliated with the Committee on Social Thought of the University of Chicago he conducted research on terrorism and literary radicalism.
He also authored several novels, among which a couple of murder mysteries.
Prof. Sándor Kálai is Associate Professor, Department of Communication and Media Studies, Department of French Studies. His fields of interest: crime fiction, mass culture, media theory.
Prof. Jacques Migozzi, Professor of French Literature at the University of Limoges, and Executive President of the International Research Association in Popular Literature and Media Culture (LPCM), has focused his investigations about popular fiction for twenty years. He published a synthetical essay in 2005, Boulevards du Populaire (PULIM, collection Médiatextes), edited or co-edited nine volumes or special issues of journals, and published a lot of articles, mainly theoretical.