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Editors: Berit Åström, Katarina Gregersdotter, and Tanya Horeck

Title: Rape in Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy and Beyond

Subtitle: Contemporary Scandinavian and Anglophone Crime Fiction

Place: Basingstoke

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Year: 2013

Pages: 232pp.

ISBN-13: 9780230308404 – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 21st Century | European History: English History, Swedish History | Representations: Literature / Stieg Larsson



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Berit Åström, Institutionen för språkstudier (Department of Language Studies), Umeå universitet (Umeå University) –

Katarina Gregersdotter, Institutionen för språkstudier (Department of Language Studies), Umeå universitet (Umeå University) –

Tanya Horeck, Department of English and Media, Anglia Ruskin


  Acknowledgements (p. vii)
  Notes on Contributors (p. ix)
  Introduction (p. 1)
Tanya Horeck, Katarina Gregersdotter, and Berit Åström
Part I Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy: Opening up the Debate
  1 'The Girl Who Pays Our Salaries': Rape and the Bestselling Millennium Trilogy (p. 21)
Priscilla Walton
  2 The Millennium Trilogy and the American Serial Killer Narrative: Investigating Protagonists of Men Who Write Women (p. 34)
Barbara Fister
  3 Lisbeth Salander as a Melodramatic Heroine: Emotional Conflicts, Split Focalization and Changing Roles in Scandinavian Crime Fiction (p. 51)
Yvonne Leffler
Part II Dismembered Bodies, Wounded States: Gender Politics in the Millennium Trilogy and Beyond
  4 Rape and the Avenging Female in Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy and Håkan Nesser's Woman with Birthmark and The Inspector and Silence (p. 67)
Marla Harris
  5 The Body, Hopelessness and Nostalgia: Representations of Rape and the Welfare State in Swedish Crime Fiction (p. 81)
Katarina Gregersdotter
  6 Over Her Dismembered Body: The Crime Fiction of Mo Hayder and Jo Nesbø (p. 97)
Berit Åström
Part IIII: Rewriting Scripts: Language, Gender and Violence in Contemporary Crime Fiction
  7 Disarticulated Figures: Language and Sexual Violence in Contemporary Crime Fiction (p. 117)
Meghan A. Freeman
  8 Male Fantasy, Sexual Exploitation and the Femme Fatale: Reframing Scripts of Power and Gender in Neo-noir Novels by Sara Paretsky, Megan Abbott and Stieg Larsson (p. 136)
Zoë Brigley Thompson
Part IV: Ethics, Violence, and Adaption
  9 Rape and Replay in Stieg Larsson, Liza Marklund and Val McDermid: On Affect, Ethics and Feeling Bad (p. 157)
Tanya Horeck
  10 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: Rape, Revenge and Victimhood in Cinematic Translation (p. 175)
Claire Henry
  11 'Hidden in the Snow': Female Violence against the Men Who Hate Women in the Millennium Adaptations (p. 193)
Philippa Gates
  Index (p. 215)


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Wikipedia: History of Europe: History of England, History of Sweden | Representation (arts): Crime fiction / Scandinavian noir; English literature, Swedish literature / Stieg Larsson: Millennium series