Book Chapter

Colonial Australian Detectives, Character Type and the Colonial Economy

K GELDER, undefined Weaver, K Gelder, undefined Weaver

New Directions in Popular Fiction: Genre, Distribution, Reproduction | Palgrave Macmillan UK | Published : 2016

Abstract

This book brings together new contributions in Popular Fiction Studies, giving us a vivid sense of new directions in analysis and focus. It looks into the histories of popular genres such as the amatory novel, imperial romance, the western, Australian detective fiction, Whitechapel Gothic novels, the British spy thriller, Japanese mysteries, the 'new weird', fantasy, girl hero action novels and Québecois science fiction. It also examines the production, reproduction and distribution of popular fiction as it carves out space for itself in transnational marketplaces and across different media entertainment systems; and it discusses the careers of popular authors and the various investments in ..

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