Crime fiction, detective fiction, thriller

Call for presentations

Department of English and American Studies, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovakia

25th – 29th October 2019

  This year the Department of English and American Studies at Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovakia organizes the 13th colloquium, a traditional event that connects researchers, scholars as well as students. Each year, there is a different thematic focus which is explored through a series of lectures presented by academics, workshops, film screenings and discussions. The event is aimed primarily at students of humanities. This year’s event focuses on the Crime fiction, detective fiction and thriller. You can submit a proposal for a presentation (20-40 minutes) on one of the following topics:

  • Traditional detective fiction
  • Challenges and innovations in contemporary detective fiction
  • Subgenres of detective fiction (e.g. historical mystery, cosy mystery, legal thriller, etc.)
  • Real cases in the context of the genre
  • Detectives and investigators in popular culture
  • Crime and investigation as literary themes
  • Creating tension and its reception
  • Interpretations of book-to-film adaptations
  • Interdisciplinary studies focused on crime fiction and thrillers (Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, etc.)

  We invite presentations on literature, criticism, film, visual art, cultural studies and philosophy that explore the phenomena described above. Please submit your 200 – word abstract to by 15 September 2019. Please include your institutional affiliation and current email address. Presented papers will be published in the next issue of the academic journal Ars Aeterna of the Department of English and American Studies at Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra (published by and indexed in the De Gruyter database). Please note:

  • There is no registration fee for presenters. Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements and expenses.
  • While the colloquium brings together scholars and researches from various areas, all the presentations will be addressed primarily to the students of the faculty.