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Rape in Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy and beyond: contemporary Scandinavian and Anglophone crime fiction

Rape in Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy and beyond: contemporary Scandinavian and Anglophone crime fiction

Horeck, Tanya; Gregersdotter, Katarina; Astrom, Berit

Focusing on the sexualised violence of Stieg Larsson's bestselling 'Millennium Trilogy' - including the novels, Swedish film adaptations, and Hollywood blockbusters - this collection of essays puts Larsson's work into dialogue with Scandinavian and Anglophone crime novels by writers including Jo Nesbo, Hakan Nesser, Mo Hayder and Val McDermid

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Published Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Berit Astrom, Katarina Gregersdotter and Tanya Horeck
ISBN: 113729163X, 9781137291639
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xi, 219 p.
Subject: Biography, literature & literary studies; Literature: history & criticism; Films, cinema; Larsson, Stieg, 1954-2004 Criticism and interpretation.; Fiction: general & literary; Detective and mystery stories, Scandinavian History and criticism.; Detective and mystery stories, English History and criticism.; Rape in literature.; English; Rape in motion pictures.; Crime & mystery fiction; Literary studies: post-colonial literature; Psychology: sexual behaviour; Literary studies: c 1900 to c 2000; Scandinavian languages; Fiction & related items; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Literary studies: general; Literature.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9780230308404


  1. Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction
  2. T.Horeck , K.Gregersdotter   B.Åström PART I: STIEG LARSSON'S MILLENNIUM TRILOGY: OPENING UP THE DEBATE 'The Girl Who Pays Our Salaries': Rape and the Bestselling Millennium Trilogy
  3. P.Walton The Millennium Trilogy and the American Serial Killer Narrative: Investigating Protagonists of Men Who Write Women
  4. B.Fister Lisbeth Salander as a Melodramatic Heroine: Emotional Conflicts, Split Focalization and Changing Roles in Scandinavian Crime Fiction
  5. Y.Leffler PART II: DISMEMBERED BODIES, WOUNDED STATES: GENDER POLITICS IN THE MILLENNIUM TRILOGY AND BEYOND Rape and the Avenging Female in Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy and Håkan Nesser's Woman with Birthmark and The Inspector and Silence
  6. M.Harris The Body, Hopelessness and Nostalgia: Representations of Rape and the Welfare State in Swedish Crime Fiction
  7. K.Gregersdotter Over Her Dismembered Body: the Crime Fiction of Mo Hayder and Jo Nesbø
  8. B.Åström PART III: REWRITING SCRIPTS: LANGUAGE, GENDER AND VIOLENCE IN CONTEMPORARY CRIME FICTION Disarticulated Figures: Language and Sexual Violence in Contemporary Crime Fiction
  9. M.Freeman 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
  10. Z.Brigley-Thompson PART IV: ETHICS, VIOLENCE AND ADAPTATION Rape and Replay in Stieg Larsson, Liza Marklund and Val McDermid: On Affect, Ethics and Feeling Bad
  11. T.Horeck The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo : Rape, Revenge and Victimhood in Cinematic Translation
  12. C.Henry 'Hidden in the Snow': Female Violence against the Men Who Hate Women in the Millennium Adaptations
  13. P.Gates Index