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Victims and aggressors. Violence and gender(s) in criminal narrative

International conference

CFP Friday, March 30, 2018 / CONFERENCE October 4 and 5, 2018

Sala del Professorat / Sala Gabriel Oliver
Edifici Josep Carner, Universitat de Barcelona
c/ Aribau 2 - 08007 Barcelona
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Final program and assistance

The final program of the international congress "Víctimas y agresoras. Violencias y género(s) en la narrativa criminal" has been published. The congress, organized by ADHUC–Research Center for Theory, Gender, Sexuality and the VANACEM research project (FEM 2014-55057-P), will take place on October 4 and 5, 2018. The communications presented will explore the representations violence from and against women in criminal narrative, both in literature and the audiovisual. The conference will host, as keynotes, Shelley Godsland (Universiteit van Amsterdam), who will offer the inaugural conference, and Nancy Vosburg (Stetson University), at the conclusion conference. Open assistance.


Call for Papers

Crime narratives can reflect the problems and issues of interest of a changing society. Violence is among the burning questions of contemporaneity, but while the idea of violence seems implicit in the very concept of crime narratives, it is not usually analysed in studies of the genre, specially as regards to the representation of the forms of violence, its typology and its topology, as proposed by Byung-Chul Han.

The international conference "Víctimas y agresoras. Violencias y género(s) en la narrativa criminal" aims to analyse these violences from a gender perspective. Different sides of violence will be cartographed as they are manifested  in literary and filmic crime narratives, with a particular emphasis on violences against women (female characters-victims) and also on violences commited by women (female characters-criminals). 

All those interested must send an abstract of their proposed communication (250 to 300 words) in any of the official languages of the conference (Catalan, Spanish, English, French and Portuguese) to the address The deadline for the call for papers is March 30, 2018.

María Xesús Lama López,
Elena Losada,
Katarzyna Paszkiewicz,
Dolores Resano
Shelley Godsland,
Nancy Vosburg
ADHUC—Centre de Recerca Teoria, Gènere, Sexualitat;
Proyecto "Víctimas y agresoras. Representaciones de la violencia en la narrativa criminal escrita por mujeres" (FEM 2014-55057-P)
In collaboration with
SGR Creació i pensament de les dones;
Grupo Intersexualidades (Pr. Literatura e Fronteiras do Conhecimento: Políticas de Inclusão, Instituto de Literatura Comparada Margarida Losa, Faculdade de Letras- Universidade do Porto)