© 2003

Women, Crime and Language

  • Editors
  • Jo Campling

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Frances Gray
    Pages 1-19
  3. Frances Gray
    Pages 20-40
  4. Frances Gray
    Pages 41-60
  5. Frances Gray
    Pages 61-82
  6. Frances Gray
    Pages 83-103
  7. Frances Gray
    Pages 104-125
  8. Frances Gray
    Pages 126-146
  9. Frances Gray
    Pages 147-168
  10. Frances Gray
    Pages 169-188
  11. Frances Gray
    Pages 189-200
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 201-216

About this book


Women, Crime and Language examines the relationships between discourses of crime and gender: how women are represented in fiction and reportage, and how they have represented themselves. Frances Gray explores a number of high-profile cases from the Whitechapel Murders of 1888 to the Children's Home scandals of the present day, in which women have featured as victims, perpetrators or investigators. The author tracks the representation of women through detective stories, plays and novels.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of SheffieldUK

About the authors

FRANCES GRAY is Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Drama at the University of Sheffield. She has lectured at Allegheny College, Pennsylvania, and at the University of Lodz. Her previous books include John Arden, Noel Coward and Women and Laughter. She is also a playwright for both the stage and radio and holds two Radio Times Awards.

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