NEWS

Screenwriting Contest – Announcing Winners

MAGERDO by Ewa Stec (Poland), RED PLANET BLUES by Harry Ayiotis (Cyprus) and SILVER GHOST by Carsten Jaeger (Germany) are the crime TV series projects that won the DETECt Crime Series Contest organised by DETECt and Serial Eyes. The award ceremony for the finalists of...

Pushing the boundaries of crime fiction

Published as ”Polisiye edebiyatin sinarlarini zorlamak: Arne Dahl projesi üzerine”. 221B Magazine, no. 32, 2021. Introducing the Arne Dahl project Kim Toft Hansen Aalborg University, Denmark Jan Arnald is a prolific Swedish writer and literary critic. He has published...

#DETECt2021 – Day Three

Watch the video of the Plenary Sessions and Contest Award Cermony.A reportage of #DETECt2021 Conference. Written by Nicola Pimpinella and Lavinia Sansone, Students of the Dams Degree Course (Link Campus University). The final day of the DETECt Conference at Link...

#DETECt2021 – Day Two

Watch the video of the Plenary Session. A reportage of #DETECt2021 Conference. Written by Nicola Pimpinella and Lavinia Sansone, Students of the Dams Degree Course (Link Campus University). The second day of the DETECt Conference at Link Campus University started with...

#DETECt2021 – Day One

Watch the video of the Plenary Session.   A reportage of #DETECt2021 Conference. Written by Nicola Pimpinella and Lavinia Sansone, Students of the Dams Degree Course (Link Campus University). The first day of the DETECt Conference at Link Campus University "Detecting...

Screenwriting Contest – Announcing Semifinalists

DETECt and Serial Eyes are looking for the next great European crime series. Read moore.We are glad to announce that the first two stages of the selection process for our Screenwriting Contest are now completed. Two large committees formed by professional readers and...

Euro Noir – Mooc

The MOOC on “Euro-Noir: Transcultural Identities in European Popular Crime Narratives” is entirely free and can be accessed at any moment through registration on the official edX page. Discovering European Crime Fiction with the MOOC on “Euro-Noir” created by DETECt  ...

Crime Narratives as Transcultural Communication

Download the policy brief Creative Europe’s Support for European TV Fiction Programming.New report from the DETECt project Kim Toft Hansen and Lynge Stegger Gemzøe ( Aalborg University) DETECt researchers have now finalized the report Researching Transcultural...

Writing Young Wallander Masterclass

Join us for this masterclass on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 5 pm GMT / 6 pm CET / 9 am PST! Get your free ticket on Eventbrite. Kurt Wallander is one of the most iconic characters in contemporary crime fiction. Henning Mankell’s creation has come to life in novels,...

DETECt Aarhus with your smartphone

simply visit www.detectaarhus.eu with your smartphone. DETECt and VisitAarhus have now launched their mobile web-app DETECtAarhus, which introduces users to Denmark’s second city and its more criminal sides. The DETECt Aarhus App guides visitors through the city via...

African American Writing and French Crime Fiction

The city of Paris has inspired many generations of crime fiction authors from Europe and beyond. Here we look at three African American crime fiction authors who wrote from or about the City of Light. Álvaro Luna (University of Limoges) From writers like W.E.B Du...

DETECting European diversity through La Casa de Papel

After its release on April 3rd, Money Heist's fourth season has been the most watched show world-wide. Roxana Eichel (University of Bucharest) La Casa de Papel’s popularity in Romania (where blogs and fan pages inspired by the show are quite many) is enhanced by the...

DETECting European identity through crime fiction

By Benoît Peeters Series: Espace Nord, n° 129 First edition: 1980 La Bibliothèque de Villers, suivi de Tombeau d’Agatha Christie by Benoît Peeters Jan Baetens (KU Leuven) There may be two ways to study the notion of “European identity” through crime fiction. The first...

Europe in one room

The Netflix police procedural is an anthology developed in four chapters, each centred on one different European country.What does exactly make the tv series Criminal (Netflix, 2019) an interesting key to understand the transformations of crime fiction genre in the...

DETECting European Audiences

Participants wanted for online survey about European crime TV! Do you like watching crime series on TV or on streaming services? If so, the DETECt project needs you! Our DETECt colleagues in Rome and Aarhus want to find out which crime shows you like, which are your...

Crime Fiction in Europe

The exhibition will run from March 6th to December 31th, 2020 at the Bibliothèque des littératures policières. Admission is free. Closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays. Website: https://europedupolar.paris.fr/ Download the English or French press release. L'Europe...

History and crime fiction

Postgraduate seminar at University of Ioannina, School of Philosophy, Department of History-Archeology (winter semester 2019-2020)- Lecturers: Lampros Flitouris (Assistant Professor of History / Archeology), Christos Dermentzopoulos (Professor of School of Fine Arts)...

The Popular and the Political (pt. 1)

"If it is the crime of popular culture that it has taken our dreams and packaged them and sold them back to us, it is also the achievement of popular culture that it has brought us more and more varied dreams than we could otherwise ever have known" (Richard...

DETECt Aarhus App

Rådhus: Welcome Video. Banegårdspladsen: Interview with Ulla Malmos about filming The Exception (2020) in Aarhus.Bridge over Fiskergade: Trailer for the film Live Strong (2014).Åboulevarden: Clip from TV2 Østjylland showing “behind the scenes” from filming...

Euronoir: Day 3

      Search #Euronoir2019 to follow the conference on Twitter. The third day of the Euronoir conference began with a keynote panel about Nordic Noir in its European Context. Professor Sue Turnbull form the University of Wollongong, Dr. Anna Estera Mrozewicz from the...

Euronoir: Day 2

Search #Euronoir2019 to follow the conference on Twitter. Fieldtrip to Aarhus: “a perfectly good city for killing people” – in film, TV and novels The second day of the Euronoir conference started out with a field trip from Aalborg to Aarhus to test the trial version...

Euronoir: Day 1

Search #Euronoir2019 to follow the conference on Twitter. The first day of the DETECt Euronoir conference at Aalborg University started out with a short welcome address by Associate Professor Kim Toft Hansen, who greeted the 50 guests who came to Aalborg for the...

Euronoir: final programme now online

The final programme and Book of abstracts are online now. More details about the conference on the conference website DETECt’s first international conference will take place at Aalborg University in Denmark from 30 September to 2 October 2019. We are happy to announce...

DETECting the new era of TV crime dramas

The long-lasting relevance of television crime narratives will be at the center of the panel organized by the DETECt research team and included in the “industry agora” section of FeST – Il festival delle serie tv, in Milan (Saturday, September 21, 6.00pm, Triennale Milano).

DETECt in 221B magazine

"Our basic intention is to understand how crime narratives tap into this local and transnational comprehension of Europe as a complex and multifaceted continent" What does DETECt aim at by researching the contemporary history of crime genre in Europe? How have crime...

Euronoir: Preliminary programme announced

The preliminary programme is now online! More details about the conference on the conference website DETECt’s first international conference will take place at Aalborg University in Denmark from 30 September to 2 October 2019. We are happy to announce a packed...

The DETECt summertime binge-fest

Il cacciatore / The Hunter (Italy, 2018- present) (selected by Link Campus University) “Once upon a time in Sicily, a true story”. This is the incredible and untold story of the “hunting season” during the war between the mafia and the state of the 1990s. Saverio...

Detecting Europeanness: La Casa de Papel

La casa de papel (Money Heist) is a television series created by Álex Pina. It revolves around a long-prepared, multi-day assault on the Royal Mint of Spain. One key question of the DETECt project is how do European audiences make sense of European crime narratives?...

Welcome to our brand new site

 official icon The official website of the DETECt project is finally online. It will function as DETECt institutional interface, hosting a detailed project presentation and public deliverables. It will be the main reference point for all people interested in the...

Taking the first step: DETECt’s kick-off meeting

kick-off meeting in Bologna, at the DAMSLab of the Department of the Arts, University of Bologna. The first step was taken: on April 26 and 27 the partners of the DETECt Consortium gathered in Bologna, Italy, for the project’s kick off meeting. The event took place at...