Of herrings red and lavender: Reading crime and identity in queer detective fiction

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Faye Stewart, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Why study queer detective novels? This question is answered through an examination of the similarities between the tasks of solving crime and decoding sexual identity. Diverse modes of code reading employed in detective narratives are untangled, exposing their structural relationships to the investigative work of interpreting and categorizing ambiguous sexualities. The author’s analysis includes Thea Dorn’s Berliner Aufklärung (Berlin Enlightenment, 1994).

Additional Information

From Clues: A Journal of Detection, Vol. 27, No. 2 (Fall 2009) © 2009 Executive Editor Margaret Kinsman. Managing Editor Elizabeth Foxwell by permission of McFarland & Company, Inc., Box 611, Jefferson NC 28640. www.mcfarlandbooks.com
Language: English
Date: 2009
Thea Dorn, gaydar, gender, queer detective fiction, sexuality

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