Dr Rosie White – Evidence of Cruel Optimism: Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (Nick Broomfield, 2003)

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We’re back!

This time around it’s Dr Rosie White with ‘Evidence of Cruel Optimism: Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (Nick Broomfield, 2003)’.

Discussion of this presentation took place Thursday (19th May) online at 5-6pm BST: https://video.leidenuniv.nl/media/t/1_0ub7m36y

!! We are also looking for new contributors who would be willing to contribute to this vlog-series. The format of these vlogs is, as you may have noticed, fairly open; anywhere between 20 and 40 minutes, recorded as an MP4.

We would especially like to encourage ECRs to contribute. Tell us your name, affiliation, and a proposed topic for your talk.

If you wish to volunteer to record a vlog for the current term, please get in touch with Prof Tony Ward (TONY.WARD@NORTHUMBRIA.AC.UK) or fill out the (same) contact form below (and let us know you want to contribute to the vlog).

William Blick – Pop. 1280 in Translation to Coup de Torchon: American Pulp in French Colonial Africa

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Hi all,

We continue our vlog series with William Blick’s fantastic contribution, “Pop. 1280 in Translation to Coup de Torchon: American Pulp in French Colonial Africa”.

Discussion of this presentation will take place on February 24th, 6pm UK time. Sign up using the contact form at the end of this post.

!! We are also looking for new contributors who would be willing to contribute to this vlog-series. The format of these vlogs is, as you may have noticed, fairly open; anywhere between 20 and 40 minutes, recorded as an MP4.

We would especially like to encourage ECRs to contribute. Tell us your name, affiliation, and a proposed topic for your talk.

If you wish to volunteer to record a vlog for spring 2022, please get in touch with Prof Tony Ward (TONY.WARD@NORTHUMBRIA.AC.UK).

Dr George Larke-Walsh – Getting to Know the Convicted

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Dear all,

Welcome to our series of vodcasts! Dr George Larke-Walsh discusses true crime representations of trials and convictions.

The discussion for this presentation will take place on January 20th, 4-5pm GMT (UK time). Please sign up via the contact form below to take part in this discussion.

!! We are also looking for new contributors who would be willing to contribute to this vlog-series. The format of these vlogs is, as you may have noticed, fairly open; anywhere between 20 and 40 minutes, recorded as an MP4.

We would especially like to encourage ECRs to contribute. Tell us your name, affiliation, and a proposed topic for your talk.

The time slot for discussions will move to 4-5pm GMT.

Please also contact us via the (same) form below if you wish to volunteer to record a vlog for spring 2022 – please write a quick note that you’re getting in touch with an interest to present.

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Dear all,

Welcome to our new series of vodcasts! We kick the new series off with Dr Ilse Ras (Leiden), who discusses her analysis of a major Dutch-language online-only news source reporting on the ‘Essex Lorry Deaths’.

The discussion of this talk took place on September 30th, 7pm UK time and can be viewed here: https://video.leidenuniv.nl/media/t/1_k2dwukua

!! We are also looking for new contributors who would be willing to contribute to this vlog-series. The format of these vlogs is, as you may have noticed, fairly open; anywhere between 20 and 40 minutes, recorded as an MP4.

We would especially like to encourage ECRs to contribute. Tell us your name, affiliation, and a proposed topic for your talk.

(I’m sure these videos can count as outreach, too 😉 )

Please contact us via the form below if you wish to volunteer to record a vlog for autumn 2021.

The Doctor Will See You Now: Summer 2021

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Over the course of the summer, we will be posting a series of links to a season of interviews carried out by CSN committee member Dr Jacky Collins with established and emerging crime writers. These sessions may prove useful as a source of inspiration in devising research questions or for discovering new authors who members may wish to engage with for similar interviews or other literary events.

To start this season, CSN committee member Dr Rosie White interviews Jacky about the origins of the Newcastle Noir International Crime Fiction Festival, what it meant to move this online in 2020 and what lies ahead.

Click on the link below to enjoy the interview and please post any comments or questions you make have on the NN YouTube site.

Dr Christiana Gregoriou – Clue Burying and Misdirection-making in Robinson’s ‘When The Music’s Over’

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Dear all,

Welcome to our fourth vodcast! This time, Dr Christiana Gregoriou (Leeds) discusses clue burying and misdirection-making in Peter Robinson’s When The Music’s Over.

You can watch the discussion of this talk, held on April 22nd, here.

!! We are also looking for new contributors who would be willing to contribute to this vlog-series, starting in September 2021. The format of these vlogs is, as you may have noticed, fairly open; anywhere between 20 and 40 minutes, recorded as an MP4.

We would especially like to encourage ECRs to contribute. Tell us your name, affiliation, and a proposed topic for your talk.

(I’m sure these videos can count as outreach, too 😉 )

Please contact us via the form below if you wish to volunteer to record a vlog for autumn 2021.

Evie Jeffrey – ‘Definitely Not Natural’: Hair Dye in Agatha Christie’s ‘A Caribbean Mystery’ (1964)

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Dear all,

Welcome to our third vodcast! This time, Evie Jeffrey discusses hair dye in Agatha Christie’s A Caribbean Mystery.

If you would like to participate in the live discussion on the 25th of March, 2021, 6-7pm GMT (UK time), please sign up below. If you’ve signed up for previous discussions, you do not have to sign up again.

Prof Tony Ward – The Trial of Justine Moritz in Frankenstein

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Dear all,

Welcome to our second vlog/podcast! This time, Prof Tony Ward discusses the trial of Justine Moritz in Frankenstein.

If you would like to participate in the live discussion on the 25th of February, 2021, 6-7pm GMT (UK time), please sign up below:

Dr Louise Wattis – Gender and True Crime

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Dear all,

Welcome to our first vlog/podcast! We kick off this series with Dr Louise Wattis of Teesside University, who discusses Gender and True Crime.

Follow this link to view the live discussion that was had on 28/01/2021 about this topic.