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Thursday, 06 January

28. From Victim to Heroine: Redefining Female Detective Fiction across Cultures

12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Platinum Salon G, J. W. Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Inmaculada Pertusa, Western Kentucky Univ.

1. “Alexander McCall Smith and the Gentlewoman’s Whodunit,” Sue D. Sorensen, Canadian Mennonite Univ.

2. “Dilettantes of Private Investigation: Female Detective Fiction in Vladimir Putin’s Russia,” Olga M. Mesropova, Iowa State Univ.

3. “Performing Crime Fiction: Virginie Despentes’s Chiennes savantes,” Michele Schaal, Indiana Univ., Bloomington

4. “Immigration and Domestic Violence in Catalan Detective Fiction,” Melissa Anne Stewart, Western Kentucky Univ.

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