Sorting Out the Archive of Contemporary Identity

Jan Baetens, Monica Dell'Asta, Jana Dejonghe, Federico Pagello, Stefano Baschiera, Caius Dobrescu, Lampros Flitouris, Katarina Gregersdottir, Sandor Kálai, Matthieu Letourneux, Jacques Migozzi, Thomas Morsch, Valentina Re, Kim Toft Hansen

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    DETECt investigates how popular culture contributes to shaping European cultural identity as a continuing process of transformation fostered by the mobility of people, products and representations across the continent. By analyzing the crime genre in fiction, film and TV dramas from 1989 to present, the project examines how strategies such as co-production, serialization, translation, adaptation, and distribution support the transnational dissemination of shared representations of European identity. DETECt emphasizes in particular how the representation of borders, transnational networks, gender and ethnic identities in these works reflects on the ability of European narratives to migrate beyond their place of origin and be appropriated elsewhere in different and variegated ways.
    Original languageEnglish
    VolumeDeliverable 2.1
    Number of pages103
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018


    • Crime narratives
    • European identity constructions
    • crime film
    • crime literature
    • crime series
    • production studies
    • representation
    • audience research


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