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Introduction: The Fields of Popular Fiction; Ken Gelder.- PART I: HISTORIES OF POPULAR GENRES.- 1. `Love in the Time of Finance: Eliza Haywood and the Rise of the Scenic Novel'; Joe Hughes.- 2. `Colonial Australian Detectives, Character Type and the Colonial Economy'; Ken Gelder and Rachael Weaver.- 3. `"The Floodgates of Inkland were Opened": Aestheticising the Whitechapel Murders'; Grace Moore.- 4. `Imperial Affairs: The British Empire and the Romantic Novel, 1890-1939'; Hsu-Ming Teo.- 5. `"The Future of our Delicate Network of Empire": The Riddle of the Sands and the Birth of the British Spy Thriller'; Merrick Burrow.- 6. `Did Indians Read Dime Novels?: Re-Indigenizing the Western at the Turn of the Twentieth Century'; Christine Bold.- 7. `Unno Juza and the Uses of Science in Prewar Japanese Popular Fiction'; Seth Jacobowitz.- 8. `The New Weird'; Jeffrey Weinstock.- 9. `From Middle Earth to Westeros: Medievalism, Proliferation, and Paratextuality'; Kim Wilkins.- 10. `Denise Mina's Garnethill Trilogy: Feminist Crime Fiction at the Millennium'; Sabine Vanacker.- 11. `Popular Literatures in Quebec: National Identity and "American" Genres'; Amy J. Ransom.- 12. `Glass and Game: The Speculative Girl Hero'; Catherine Driscoll and Alexandra Heatwole.- PART II: AUTHORS, DISTRIBUTION, (RE)PRODUCTION.- 13. `Mediating Popular Fictions: From the Magic Lantern to the Cinematograph'; Helen Groth.- 14. `"The Power of Her Pen": Marie Corelli, Authorial Identity and Literary Value'; Kirsten MacLeod.- 15. `Popular Fiction in Performance: Gaskell, Collins and Stevenson on Stage'; Catherine Wynne.- 16. `Beyond the Antipodes: Australian Popular Fiction in Transnational Networks'; David Carter.- 17. `Adapting Ira Levin: A Case Study'; Imelda Whelehan.- 18. `An Assassin across Narratives: Reading Assassin's Creed from Videogame to Novel'; Souvik Mukherjee.- 19. `Fan Works and the Law'; Aaron Schwabach.- 20. `Readers of Popular Fiction and Emotion Online'; Beth Driscoll.- Select Bibliography.- Index.-

About the Author

Ken Gelder is Professor of English at the University of Melbourne, Australia. His books include Reading the Vampire (1994), Uncanny Australia: Sacredness and Identity in a Postcolonial Nation (1998, with Jane M. Jacobs), Popular Fiction: The Logics and Practices of a Literary Field (2004), Subcultures: Cultural Histories and Social Practice (2007) and New Vampire Cinema (2012).

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