Book Announcement: Spanish and Latin American Women’s Crime Fiction in the New Millennium: From Noir to Gris

Spanish and Latin American Women’s Crime Fiction in the New Millennium: From Noir to Gris now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Hardback, pp179, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Spanish and Latin American Women’s Crime Fiction in the New Millennium: From Noir to Gris, edited by Nancy Vosburg and Nina L. Molinaro.

Crime fiction written by women in Spain and Latin America since the late 1980s has been successful in shifting attention to crimes often overlooked by their male counterparts, such as rape and sexual battery, domestic violence, child pornography, pederasty, and incest. In the twenty-first century, social, economic, and political issues, including institutional corruption, class inequality, criminalized oppression of immigrant women, crass capitalist market forces, and mediatized political and religious bodies, have at their core a gendered dimension. The conventions of the original noir, or novela negra, genre have evolved, such that some women authors challenge the noir formulas by foregrounding gender concerns while others imagine new models of crime fiction that depart drastically from the old paradigms. This volume, highlighting such evolution in the crime fiction genre, will be of interest to students, teachers, and scholars of crime fiction in Latin America and Spain, to those interested in crime fiction by women, and to readers familiar with the sub-genres of crime fiction, which include noir, the thriller, the police procedural, and the “cozy” novel.

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Spanish and Latin American Women’s Crime Fiction in the New Millennium: From Noir to Gris can be purchased directly from Cambridge Scholars, through Amazon and other online retailers, or through our global network of distributors. Our partners include Bertram, Gardners, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, YBP, Inspirees and MHM Limited. An e-book version will be available for purchase through the Google Play store in due course.

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About the Editor

Nancy Vosburg is a Professor of Spanish in the World Languages and Cultures Department at Stetson University, USA. Her publications include (Re)Collecting the Past: Historical Memory in Spanish Literature and Culture (with Jacky Collins, Melissa A. Stewart, and Maureen Tobin Stanley, 2017), Iberian Crime Fiction (2011), Lesbian Realities/Lesbian Fictions in Contemporary Spain (with Jacky Collins, 2011), Un deseo propio (with Inmaculada Pertusa, 2009), and The Garden Across the Border: Mercè Rodoreda’s Fiction (with Kathleen McNerney, 1994), as well as numerous essays on contemporary Spanish women’s fiction in Hispanic journals.

Nina L. Molinaro is an Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Colorado Boulder, USA. Her publications include Policing Gender and Alicia Giménez Bartlett’s Crime Fiction (2015), Foucault, Feminism, and Power: Reading Esther Tusquets (1991), and Esther Tusquets: Scholarly Correspondences (with Inmaculada Pertusa-Seva, 2014). She has also published more than twenty scholarly articles on Hispanic women’s narratives and theatre, contemporary Peninsular novels and film, and Hispanic crime fiction.


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