Why am I writing about this topic? I recently completed a PhD in literary studies, and nearing the end of that long research and writing project, I came across what I have come to call “tropes of white womanhood” that were circulated within and between European and North American societies (my focus was mainly on … Continue reading Disclosure: Why am I writing about this topic?
This blog is going to explore “true / crime / discourse” by getting at all of the words in that sequence. Like any cultural (humanities) investigation, the very terms are always under interrogation. We’ll* need to define “discourse” separately to better understand what we’re even engaging with, but let’s first lay out some basic frameworks … Continue reading What is “true crime”?
This blog is about crime discourse: true crime, crime fiction, narratives of crime in media and culture. I am curious about how crime discourses intersect with culture and identity: how and why do we shape narratives about crime? How and why do crime narratives shape us? I chose a blog format for this project in … Continue reading What is this blog?