Journal articles

Journal articles


Journal articles

Journal articles


Journal articles


Academic outputs

Articles and special issues

Journal articles


Academic outputs

Articles and special issues
Articles and special issues will be submitted to peer-reviewed, internationally leading journals in order to reach the largest possible academic audience. In this respect, DETECt also privileges open access journals.

Scholarly publications will be both in English and in researchers’ native languages. English has for long been the global academic lingua franca, but in order to sustain and preserve the native languages in academia, DETECt will service the multilingual European continent with publications in a wide range of languages. This will also ensure localized dissemination of the DETECt results.

Furthermore, DETECt’s publication strategy will promote the cooperation between researchers and stakeholders as well as between young and established scholars in the fields of literary media studies alongside the dissemination of research results for learning communities around the European continent.


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Journal Articles

Lucie Amir, Laetitia Biscarrat, Alice Jacquelin, "Impossible Euronoir ? Le polar européen dans sa réception critique française", in ¿ Interrogations ?, Number 32 (2020).

Lucie Amir, "Les auteurs 'fétiches' de Quais du polar : modèles policiers au prisme des humanités numériques", in Rilune. Revue des littératures européennes, Number 14, pp. 121-138 (2020).

Luca Antoniazzi, Cathrin Bengesser, "Media-political inroads for Europeanising national cultural pub-lic spheres: EU-level obstacles and national public service perspectives", in Critical Studies in International Journal of Cultural Policy (forthcoming).


Loïc Artiaga, Matthieu Letourneux, "‘Tu vuò’ fà’ l’Americano’. Le filone eurospy et la fabrique d’une identité européenne (1960-1970)", in Belphégor. Littérature populaire et culture médiatique (Forthcoming).


Maurizio Ascari, Silvia Baroni, Sara Casoli (eds.), Scritture Migranti, Number 15 (2021).


Focus: Narrazioni della mobilità. La svolta transnazionale e transculturale del poliziesco europeo

  • Maurizio Ascari, Silvia Baroni, Sara Casoli, “Introduction. Narratives of Mobility in the Crime Genre”, pp. i-xiii.
  • Cristina Trinchero, “Il Codice Torino: migrazioni di un modello narrativo e trasformazioni dell‘immagine della città sulle tracce di Dan Brown, pp. 1-18.
  • Federica Ambrosio, “Déculturation et multiculturalité dans le roman noir contemporain. Bologne, Limoges, Thessalonique”, pp. 19-40.
  • Sara Casoli, “TPersonaggi tra giallo e noir. La diversità etnica nella serialità televisiva crime italiana”, pp. 41-63.
  • Barbara Pezzotti, “Transculturality in Sicilian Crime Fiction: The Case of Camilleri and Piazzese”, pp. 64-80.
  • Silvia Baroni, “Identità in contrappunto: il caso del vicequestore Luca Wu di Andrea Cotti”, pp. 81-104.
  • Emilie Guyard, Le polar ‘argenol’ de Carlos Salem: un exemple de récit transnational”, pp. 105-129.

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Jan Baetens, Fred Truyen (eds.), European Review, Volume 29, Issue 5 (2020).

Focus: Crime Fiction as a Mirror of Europe’s Changing Identities

  • Jan Baetens, Fred Truyen, “On DETECt”, p. 569.
  • Jan Baetens, Fred Truyen, “From Euro-noir to Europe”, pp. 570-573.
  • Federico Pagello, “Images of the European Crisis: Populism and Contemporary Crime TV Series”, pp. 574-587.
  • Stefano Baschiera, “European Crime Cinema and the Auteur”, pp. 588-600.
  • Kim Toft Hansen, Anna Keszeg, Sándor Kálai, “From Remade Drama to Original Crime – HBO Europe’s Original Television Productions”, pp. 601-617.
  • Jacques Migozzi, Natacha Levet, Lucie Amir, “Gatekeepers of Noir: The Paradoxical Internationalization of the French Crime Fiction Field”, pp. 618-634.
  • Cathrin Bengesser, Anne Marit Waade, “Smart Crime Tourism as Multilayered Cultural Encounters: Exploring Aarhus via Locative Media and Crime Narratives”, pp. 635-650.
  • Jan Baetens, Ana Schultze, Fred Truyen, “Donald Westlake’s Ordo: Not Euro, not Noir, but Euro-Noir?”, pp. 651-659.
  • Caius Dobrescu, “British Public Television Police Drama: an Ordo-Baroque Template for European Complex Governance (with a Case Study of the BBC Meta-Police Series Line of Duty)”, pp. 660-671.

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Luca Barra, Alice Jacquelin, Federico Pagello (eds.), Cinéma & Cie. Film and Media Studies Journal, Volume 21, Numbers 36/37 (2021).


Focus: Glocal Detectives. Cultural Diversity In European Tv Crime Dramas

  • Luca Barra, Alice Jacquelin, Federico Pagello, “Researching European Crime Narratives and the Role of Television: An Introduction”, pp. 9-18.
  • Luca Antoniazzi, Sara Casoli, “BBC’s Sherlock and Europeanness: A Case Study on the Circulation of a European TV Crime Series in Italy”, pp. 19-40.
  • Laëtitia Biscarrat, “On the Circulation of European TV Crime Series: A Case Study of the French Television Landscape (1957–2018)”, pp. 41-56.
  • Kim Toft Hansen, Valentina Re, “Producing Peripheral Locations: Double Marginality in Italian and Danish Television Crime Narratives”, pp. 57-81.
  • Markus Schleich, “Away from London: Crime and Regional Film Commissions in the UK”, pp. 83-100.
  • Roxana Eichel, Anna Keszeg, “Paths to Quality Television in Eastern Europe. Where Do Hungarian and Romanian HBO Series Come From?”, pp. 101-123.
  • Álvaro Luna-Dubois, “Constructing Ethnic Minority Detectives in French and German Crime Television Series”, pp. 124-143.
  • Monica Dall’Asta, “European Neurodivergent Detectives and the Politics of Autism Representation”, pp. 145-174.

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Stefano Baschiera (ed.), Alphaville, Number 22 (2021).


Focus: On the Cultural Circulation of Contemporary European Crime Cinema

  • Stefano Baschiera, “Editorial. On the Cultural Circulation of Contemporary European Crime Cinema”, pp. 1-13.
  • Federico Paegello, “DETECting the “Noirification” of European Popular Narratives Across Film, Fiction and Television”, pp. 14-30.
  • Russ Hunter, “Capturing European Crime: European Crime Cinema at European Film Festivals”, pp. 31-41.
  • Richard Gallagher, “The Troubles Crime Thriller and the Future of Films about Northern Ireland”, pp. 42-53.
  • Damiano Galofaro, “The Distribution and Promotion of Dogman (2016) in the United States”, pp. 54-65.
  • Markus Schleich, “Cosmopolitan Crimes: Sebastian Schipper’s Victoria (2015) and the Distribution of European Crime Films”, pp. 66-81.

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Cathrin Bengesser, Pia Majbritt Jensen, Paola De Rosa, Marica Spalletta, "Audiences of popular European television crime drama: A 9-country study on consumption patterns, attitudes and drivers of transcultural connection", in European Journal of Communication.

Cathrin Bengesser, Pia Majbritt Jensen, Paola De Rosa, Marica Spalletta, "Detect’s European Audience Study: Insights into the preferences and passions of European crime viewers", in Critical Studies in Television (on line) (2021).

Cathrin Bengesser, Kim Toft Hansen, "Scandinavian success as European policy dilemma. Creative Europe’s funding for TV drama co-productions, 2014-20", in The International Journal of Cultural Policy (forthcoming).


Massimiliano Coviello, "L'Europa in una stanza. 'Criminal' di George Kay e Jim Field Smith", in Fata Morgana Web (2019).

Massimiliano Coviello, "Berlino 1929. La terza stagione di 'Babylon Berlin'", in Fata Morgana Web (2020).

Massimiliano Coviello, Valentina Re, "Geografia dei 'margini': l’utilizzo delle location periferiche nella serialità Rai di genere crime", in L'avventura. International Journal of Italian Film and Media Landscapes, Number 2, pp. 257-278 (2021).

Monica Dall’Asta, Natacha Levet, Federico Pagello (eds.), Academic Quarter | Akademisk kvarter, Number 22 (2021).

Focus: Glocality and Cosmopolitanism in European Crime Narratives

  • Monica Dall’Asta, Natacha Levet, Federico Pagello, “Glocality and Cosmopolitanism in European Crime Narratives”, pp. 4-21.
  • Jacques Migozzi, “Crime Fiction Import/Export in European Publishing : The Emergence of Euro Noir through the Process of Translation”, pp. 22-36.
  • Sándor Kálai, Anna Keszeg, “Is There such a Thing as a Hungarian Nordic Noir? : Cultural Homogenization and Glocal Agency”, pp. 37-59.
  • Massimiliano Coviello, Valentina Re. “Translocal Landscapes: La porta rossa and the Use of Peripheral Locations in Contemporary Italian TV Crime Drama”, pp. 60-78.
  • Lothar Mikos, “Berlin’s Cosmopolitan Production Culture”, pp. 79-95.
  • Livio Lepratto, “‘ROMA(nzo) criminale’ : Portrayals of Rome in Third-millennium Crime Genre Screenwriting, pp. 96-111.
  • Alice Jacquelin, “Identity, Borders and the Environment : New Political Issues in Contemporary French Noir”, pp. 112-123.
  • Kaisa Hiltunen, “Remote but Connected : Lapland as a Scene of Transnational Crime in Ivalo“, pp. 124-136.
  • Lynge Stegger Gemzøe, “Ironic Europe: Gender and National Stereotypes in Killing Eve“, pp. 137-148.
  • Jamie Nicholas Steele, “Identifying the Unknown Girl : The Spaces and Inequalities of the Noir Tradition in La fille inconnue“, pp. 149-162.
  • Caius Dobrescu, “Failed Cultural Hybridity and Takeaways for the Euro-Noir in the American-Romanian Series Comrade Detective“, pp. 163-179.

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Elena D'Amelio, Valentina Re, "Neither voiceless nor unbelievable: Women detectives & rape culture in contemporary Italian TV", in MAI: Feminism & Visual Culture, Issue 7 (2021).

Elena D'Amelio, Valentina Re, "'Un lavoro inadatto a una donna»: protagoniste femminili nella serialità crime italiana", in Arabeschi, Number 18 (2021).

Caius Dobrescu, "British Public Television Police Drama: an Ordo-Baroque Template for European Complex Governance (with a Case Study of the BBC Meta-Police Series Line of Duty)", in European Journal, Volume 29, Issue 5 (2020).

Caius Dobrescu, "The Limit as Centre: Some Considerations on the Political Imagination of the In-Between, Starting from the Central Symbol of the Crime Series Bron/Broen – The Bridge", in Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Volume 11, Issue 1 (2019).

Caius Dobrescu, "Modern Mythologies, Crime Narratives, and Developmental Contradictions: Nordic Noir In the 'Transylvanian Alps'", in Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Brasov. Series IV: Philology and Cultural Studies, Volume 12, Issue 61, pp. 7-20 (2019).

Roxana Eichel, "Genre Transgression in Contemporary Romanian Crime Fiction", in Acta Sapientiae, Philologica, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp. 21-34 (2019).

Katarina Gregersdotter, "North Actually. The meaning of place", in Journal of Northen Studies, Volume 15, Number 1 (2021), pp. 25-36.

Kim Toft Hansen, "Netflix Originals and the Nordic Noir Brand", in Critical Studies in Television (on line) (2021).

Kim Toft Hansen, "Nordic Noir from Within and Beyond: Negotiating geopolitical regionalisation through SVoD crime narratives", in Nordicom Review, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp. 123-137 (2020).

Alice Jacquelin, "Genèse et circulations d’un genre populaire en régime médiatique: le cas du Country Noir", in Belphégor. Littérature populaire et culture médiatique, Volume 19, Number 2 (2021).

Sándor Kálai, Anna Keszeg, "A Nordic Noir. Műfajiság és márkaérték – egy transzmediális kulturális jelenség fogalmi rétegei", in Metropolis, Volume 2 (2020).

Sándor Kálai, Keszeg Anna, "A hard-boiled krimi lehetőségei Magyarországon", in Apertúra (2019).

Anna Keszeg, Sándor Kálai (eds.), Korunt, Number 10 (2021).


  • Thomas Moersch, “Serial Narratives and the Unfinished Business of European Identity”.
  • Kim Toft Hansen, “Global Players in Europe 1: Netflix”.
  • Kim Toft Hansen, Keszeg Anna, Kálai Sándor, “Global Players in Europe 2: HBO”.
  • Federico Pagello, Markus Schleich, “Investigating audiences’ response to transcultural European crime narratives”.
  • Caius Dobrescu, Roxana Eichel, Sándor Kálai, Anna Keszeg, Dorottya Molnár-Kovács, “A Game of Mirrors: Western/Eastern European Crime Series and the Struggle for Recognition”.
  • Álvaro Luna, “Screening Postmigrant European Identities? (A Study of Maghrebi French and Turkish German Detectives)”.
  • Christos Dermentzopoulos, Nikos Filippaios, Lampros Flitouris, “A New Vision in the Production of Greek Crime Films and TV Series”.
  • Stefano Baschiera, Markus Schleich, “Northern Ireland Screen Crime Production and Strategies of Territorialisation”.
  • Jan Baetens, Roberta Pireddu, “Hilde Vandermeeren: Female Flemish Crime Fiction Writer”.
  • Katarina Gregersdotter, “Identity in the North of Nordic Noir. A Discussion of Åsa Larsson’s Series about Rebecka Martinsson”.
  • Molnár-Kovács Dorottya, Mészáros Péter, “Crime scene: Budapest. Locality through the homes of the Golden Life crime series”.
  • Caius Dobrescu – Roxana Eichel: Transylvanian Location Aesthetics and Policies.
  • Kálai Sándor, Roxana Eichel, Christos Dermentzopoulos, Nikos Filippaios, Jacques Migozzi, Natacha Levet, Lucie Amir, “Serializing Murder across Europe (Editorial Strategies behind Six European Crime Writers)”.

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Péter Mészáros, Dorottya Molnár-Kovács, "Homes of Crimes Social Stratification as Location Strategy in the Hungarian Family Crime Drama Aranyélet ‘Golden Life’", in Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Philologica, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp. 51-68 (2019).

Jacques Migozzi (eds.), Belphégor. Littérature populaire et culture médiatique, Volume 19, Number 2 (forthcoming).

DETECter l’Euronoir

  • Jacques Migozzi,  “‘Euronoir Ltd.’ ? Deux décennies d’import/export de fiction criminelle vues de France. 
  • Natacha Levet, “De quoi l’euronoir est-il le nom ?”.
  • Lucie Amir, “L’Euronoir est une fête.Festivalisation et internationalisation du polar en Europe (1973-2019)“.
  • Alice Jacquelin, “Territorialisation du polar européen, entre représentation pittoresque et écriture des marges”.
  • Emilie Guyard, “Le polar espagnol ultra-contemporain : un label sur le marché éditorial européen ?”.
  • Kálai Sándor, Molnár-Kovács Dorottya, “Publishing Strategies of International Crime Fiction in Hungary”.

Thomas Morsch, Valentina Re (eds.), Journal of European Popular Culture, Volume 12, Number 2 (2021).

Focus: European Identity in Popular Television Crime Series

  • Thomas Morsch, Valentina, Re, “Introduction: European identity in popular television crime series” pp. 93-102.
  • Massimiliano Coviello, Angela Maiello, “Shadows from the past: Unstable memories and collective trauma in Black Earth Rising, pp. 103-118.
  • Caius Dobrescu, Roxana Eichel, Dorottya Molnár-Kovács, Sándor Kálai, Anna Keszeg, “A game of mirrors: Western/Eastern European crime series and the struggle for recognition”, pp. 119-134.
  • Lynge Stegger Gemzøe, “Language, European identity and stereotypical diversity in trans-European crime dramas”, pp. 135-147.
  • Alice Jacquelin, “‘Europudding’ or European co-production? The archaeology of the television series Eurocops (1988‐94)”, pp. 149-163.

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Federico Pagello, "Az európai válság képei. Populizmus a kortárs bűnügyi tévésorozatokban", in Metropolis, Volume 2 (2020).

Federico Pagello, "Dal giallo al crime. Glocalismo, transculturalità e transmedialità nel poliziesco italiano contemporaneo", in mediAzioni, Number 28, pp. 30-47 (2020).

Federico Pagello, "La postmodernità secondo Netflix. 'La casa di carta' di Álex Pina", in Fata Morgana Web (2019).

Valentina Re, "Cinema, serie tv ed 'evasione'. Voci dal mondo della produzione audiovisiva ai tempi dell’emergenza Covid-19", in Il lavoro culturale (2020).

Valentina Re, "Crime sì, ma ‘di qualità’: sulla circolazione transnazionale del prodotto televisivo", Imago. Studi di cinema e media, Volume XI, Number 21 (2020)

Valentina Re, "Quo vadis, baby? Le donne e il crime drama", in Fata Moragana Web (2019)

Papers in Proceding Conferences

Ilaria Bartolini and Andrea Di Luzio, "Active E-Learning without Worries!", in Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Computing Technology and Information Management (ICCTIM 2019).


Ilaria Bartolini and Andrea Di Luzio, "ALDO: An Innovative Digital Framework for Active E-Learning", in Proceedings of the ACM 11th International Conference on Education Technology and Computers (ICETC 2019).


Jan Baetens, Frederik Truyen, Roberta Pireddu, "Upgrading MOOC Students' Engagement And Participation In Humanities-Oriented Online Courses: The Example Of The MOOC Based On The Project DETECt", in Education and New Developments (2021).

Jan Baetens, Frederik Truyen, Roberta Pireddu, "Fostering Research and e-Learning-Communities’ Integration: a MOOC on the project DETECt", in 7th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’21) (2021).