About Captivating Criminality


Captivating Criminality is a conference and research project directed by Dr. Fiona Peters of Bath Spa University, assisted by Dr. Rebecca Gordon Stewart of Bath Spa University. The first international conference of the project, Captivating Criminality: Crime Fiction, Darkness and Desire, ran in April 2014 and the second, Captivating Criminality: Crime Fiction, Traditions and Transgressions, is taking place in June 2015.

In the run up to the second conference the Captivating Criminality Network is being launched, which will work to continue the themes and ideas instigated at the conferences. The project as a whole seeks to bring academic study of crime fiction to a wider audience.