Alicia Giménez Bartlett's most famous character is the female detective Petra Delicado. An inexperienced sleuth, the policewoman is ignorant of procedure but suddenly finds herself as a superior officer to a more senior, experienced investigator, Fermín Garzón. Like her detective, Giménez Bartlett has received substantial critical acclaim and her works have achieved a popularity never before accomplished by a detective series protagonized by a Spanish female sleuth. That is, Giménez Bartlett has changed the face of Spanish detective fiction.
Giménez Bartlett has written other works of fiction, however, and to that end, the editors are requesting submission of manuscripts for a monograph tentatively entitled: Giménez Bartlett/Petra Delicado: Documenting the Rise of a Female Detective. This volume will primarily reflect on the role of women’s fiction and characters, as well as the relationship between the sexes, as exemplified in the Petra Delicado series, but it is anticipated that studies on other works by the author will also be included in the volume. Manuscripts may include, but are not limited to, cultural studies, women’s issues, gender studies, and other literary approaches to the author/detective. Deadline for submission of original manuscripts only is August 1, 2008.
Please submit essays in electronic form, either as a Word or WordPerfect document (e-mail attachment) to both editors.
Dpt of Spanish and Portuguese
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Dept. of World Language and Culture Studies
701 North C Street
Indianola, IA 50125
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