Petra Delicado, the female detective made famous by the Spanish writer Alicia Giménez Bartlett, is, at first, a police inspector originally assigned to the Documentation Division of the Barcelona Police force. An inexperienced sleuth, she is ignorant of procedure but suddenly finds herself as a superior officer to a more senior, experienced investigator, Fermín Garzón. Throughout the detective series both characters evolve, with Delicado gaining more and more confidence, ultimately finding herself inspiring generations of women entering the force. Like her detective, and especially since the winning of the Premio Nadal in 2011, 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 fiction.
To that end, we are requesting submission of manuscripts for a monograph tentatively entitled: Giménez Bartlett/Petra Delicado: Documenting the Rise of a Female Detective and Giménez Bartlett, the Author. This volume will reflect on, among other things, the role of women’s fiction and characters, as well as the relationship between the sexes, as exemplified in Giménez Bartlett’s narratives. Manuscripts may include, but are not limited to, cultural studies, women’s issues, gender studies, and other literary approaches to the author/detective.
Dpt of Spanish and Portuguese
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
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