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dc.contributor.advisorKelly, Aaronen
dc.contributor.advisorDavies, Peteren
dc.contributor.authorWanner, Lennarten
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-07T14:10:10Z
dc.date.available2016-12-07T14:10:10Z
dc.date.issued2014-07-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/18740
dc.description.abstractContrary to popular belief, Tartan Noir is not a synonym for Scottish noir but a mystifying marketing label for a national literature: dark, contemporary Scottish crime fiction. As it comprises an immense diversity of writing done in such mainstream sub-genres as detective, police, and serial killer fiction, as well as actual noir, I will investigate both the contrasts and the crossovers between said sub-genres. I will show that only few of the writers who are most associated with Tartan Noir write much, or any, noir, whereas most of those who do are not commonly associated with the term. With a view to remedying this, I will discuss the novels which have most influenced the reputation of Tartan Noir alongside those which have most influenced its identity. And by showing how this literature integrates the tension between several highly charged counter concepts – such as conformity and individuality, convention and innovation, sensationalism and thoughtful social, cultural, and political commentary – I hope to demystify Tartan Noir, that is, define the term and refine its use.en
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dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.subjectcrime fictionen
dc.subjectTartan Noiren
dc.subjectScotlanden
dc.subjectfictional murderen
dc.subjectdectective storiesen
dc.subjectpoliceen
dc.subjectkillersen
dc.titleWhat is Tartan Noir? Investigating Scotland’s dark contemporary crime fictionen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen


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