The Bible in Crime Fiction and Drama Day Conference

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This conference explores the issues raised by the forthcoming volume, The Bible in Crime Fiction and Drama (Bloomsbury Press, 2019), which brings together multi-disciplinary scholarship from the fields of biblical interpretation, literary criticism, criminology, and studies in film and television to discuss international texts and media spanning the beginning of the 20th century to the present day.

Papers on the day will explore both explicit and implicit engagements between biblical texts and crime narratives, analysing the multiple layers of meaning that such engagements can produce.

Keynote speaker: Professor Liam McIlvanney, University of Otago and author of ‘The Quaker’, winner of the Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2018.
As well as Professor Liam McIlvanney, speakers and panellists will include Dr Caroline Blyth, Dr Alison Jack, Dr J.C. Bernthal, Dr Matthew Collins, Professor Penny Fielding.
Period8 Jan 2019
Event typeConference
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational