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“Euro Noir: Transcultural Identities in European Popular Crime Narratives”: Enroll now!

The crime genre, arguably the most popular narrative genre in Europe, is an ideal object of study for evaluating how the process of Europeanisation has impacted the forms of cultural production, distribution and reception.

Have you ever wondered what has made crime narratives so popular throughout Europe? If yes, this course is a perfect fit for you!

A new collaborative project funded by the European Union’s “Horizon 2020” research and innovation programme has taken up the challenge to investigate how the concept of ‘Europe’ can help to better understand the current landscape of popular media and transmedia crime narratives.

What you’ll learn:

  • To reflect on the multiple ways in which crime narratives represent social and historical realities
  • To think of the crime genre as a form of social criticism
  • To understand how crime narratives are used by different European communities to express their local, national or regional cultural identity
  • To recognize how crime narratives contribute to represent transcultural identities that cut across national and linguistic boundaries
  • To analyse the evolution and transformation of European transcultural identities through the circulation of popular narratives across different countries and media
  • To interpret how historical and political events influenced the representation of European society in crime narratives

If you would you like to discover the crime genre while navigating through Europe, then enroll now and take this course for free.

This MOOC has been developed as part of the European project DETECt,funded by European Union Horizon 2020, and realized through collaboration between KU Leuven and four other European universities (University of Limoges, University of Bucharest, University of Debrecen, University of Aalborg and University of Bologna).

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