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See detailPannes métaphysiques: le roman policier chez Belletto et Jaenada
Dechene, Antoine ULiege; Dumont, Agnès

in Crossways Journal (in press)

Cet article cherche à mettre en lumière des exemples de pannes narratives dans le genre du récit policier et plus particulièrement du récit policier dit « métaphysique ». Les caractéristiques de ce type ... [more ▼]

Cet article cherche à mettre en lumière des exemples de pannes narratives dans le genre du récit policier et plus particulièrement du récit policier dit « métaphysique ». Les caractéristiques de ce type de narrations, dont les mystères demeurent le plus souvent irrésolus et dans lesquelles détectives, victimes et criminels se confondent, offrent, en effet, un terreau fertile à l’éclosion de pannes en tout genre. Celles-ci imprègnent particulièrement l’écriture de deux auteurs français contemporains étrangement laissés de côté par la critique académique : René Belletto et Philippe Jaenada. [less ▲]

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See detailCrises
Dechene, Antoine ULiege; Dupont, Bruno ULiege

in MethIS: Méthodes et Interdisciplinarité en Sciences Humaines (in press)

« Crises » fût la deuxième journée d’étude organisée par Intersections, groupe interuniversitaire de jeunes chercheuses et chercheurs en sciences humaines basé à l’Université de Liège. Cette journée ... [more ▼]

« Crises » fût la deuxième journée d’étude organisée par Intersections, groupe interuniversitaire de jeunes chercheuses et chercheurs en sciences humaines basé à l’Université de Liège. Cette journée visait à rassembler un maximum de points de vue sur une thématique commune : la notion de « crise ». Celle-ci semblait particulièrement adaptée, car elle se situe au carrefour de nombreuses disciplines (domaine médical, juridico-politique, théologique, économique, mais aussi linguistique, historique et littéraire). L’emploi du terme crise a beaucoup varié suivant les époques et les usages langagiers. Aujourd’hui, il est à la fois utilisé de façon abstraite, comme un mot courant et passe-partout, mais également de manière très précise en fonction de la discipline ou du contexte dans lequel il est employé. Cette introduction, ainsi que les articles qui la suivent, offrent une multitude de perspectives révélant la crise comme l’ « intersection » qui permet l’activité critique. Son caractère interdisciplinaire est propice à la confrontation d’idées et est à la base de ces articles qui tenteront de mieux cerner la polysémie inhérente au concept, dont la forme plurielle semble être la plus adéquate : crises. [less ▲]

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See detail"And he adjusted himself to them not falling:" A Reading of Oracle Night as a Metacognitive Mystery Tal
Dechene, Antoine ULiege

in Revue LISA: Littératures, Histoire des Idées, Images, Sociétés du Monde Anglophone (in press)

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See detail"But the Cold World Shall Not Know:" A Reading of Shelley's "Julian and Maddalo" as a Detective Stor
Dechene, Antoine ULiege

in Clues: A Journal of Detection (in press)

This essay offers a reading of Shelley's "Julian and Maddalo" as a Detective Story, or rather, as a metacognitive mystery tale. The poem indeed asks important questions about the possibility and ... [more ▼]

This essay offers a reading of Shelley's "Julian and Maddalo" as a Detective Story, or rather, as a metacognitive mystery tale. The poem indeed asks important questions about the possibility and reliability of knowledge. The detective-poet's quest for higher truths is confronted with the impenetrable forces of the sublime and the grotesque and is thus bound to remain unfulfilled. Interpretation is further complicated as the roles of detective, criminal, and victim are gradually interwoven and Julian's faith in human free will is threatened by a reality in which mere chance leads those who desperately try to produce meaning to madness and death. [less ▲]

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See detailSublime Gaps: The Absence of Closure in the Metaphysical Detective Story
Dechene, Antoine ULiege

in Sillages critiques (2018)

This essay examines the ways in which metaphysical detective stories subvert one of detective fiction’s most emblematic features: the investigation’s resolution and the subsequent narrative closure. In ... [more ▼]

This essay examines the ways in which metaphysical detective stories subvert one of detective fiction’s most emblematic features: the investigation’s resolution and the subsequent narrative closure. In the “The Man of the Crowd” (1840), the father of the genre, Edgar Allan Poe, already introduced mysteries that “[did] not permit [themselves] to be read.” Such texts enact quests for knowledge that cannot reach any kind of intellectual or emotional closure and are, instead, rewarded with more unfathomable questions. The sublime appears as a relevant concept to describe the “gaps” left open in the cognitive process of looking for answers, which will hopelessly remain beyond the detective’s — and the reader’s — reach. Including close readings of Henry James’s “The Figure in the Carpet” (1896) and Samuel Beckett’s Molloy (1951), this essay proceeds to show that the “metaphysical” character of these texts lies predominantly in their lack of faith in language as a reliable tool to convey the multiple and shifting identities of the unsuccessful sleuth confronted with the meaninglessness of his investigation. [less ▲]

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See detail"Knock it off with the mystical horseshit:" Detection in the American West
Dechene, Antoine ULiege; Di Gregorio, Luca ULiege

in Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism (2018)

This article offers two close readings of prominent American detective novels: Tony Hillerman’s The Blessing Way and Craig Johnson’s The Cold Dish. Both texts display aspects of the Western wilderness ... [more ▼]

This article offers two close readings of prominent American detective novels: Tony Hillerman’s The Blessing Way and Craig Johnson’s The Cold Dish. Both texts display aspects of the Western wilderness (the Great Basin and the Great Plains) which, in different but related ways, remodel the dynamics of the investigation through several motifs: the missing person, the hidden or lost clue in the apparently empty, sidereal space, the constraint of distances, the paradox between the enclosed Reservations and the open Plains. Most of all, the two novels are centered on very strong detective figures: the Tribal Policeman Joe Leaphorn and the blasé Sheriff of Absaroka County, Walt Longmire. The land shapes these two men, whose ethno-ecological awareness is an essential part of their detecting methods as well as of their own identities. [less ▲]

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See detail'Seul en Enfer: Urban Detection in René Belletto’s Eclipse
Dechene, Antoine ULiege

Conference (2018)

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See detailPannes métaphysiques: le roman policier chez Belletto et Jaenada
Dechene, Antoine ULiege; Dumont, Agnès

Conference (2018)

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See detailDetective Fiction and the Problem of Knowledge: Perspectives on the Metacognitive Mystery Tale
Dechene, Antoine ULiege

Book published by Palgrave Macmillan (2018)

This book establishes the genealogy of a subgenre of crime fiction that Antoine Dechêne calls the metacognitive mystery tale. It delineates a corpus of texts presenting 'unreadable' mysteries which, under ... [more ▼]

This book establishes the genealogy of a subgenre of crime fiction that Antoine Dechêne calls the metacognitive mystery tale. It delineates a corpus of texts presenting 'unreadable' mysteries which, under the deceptively monolithic appearance of subverting traditional detective story conventions, offer a multiplicity of motifs – the overwhelming presence of chance, the unfulfilled quest for knowledge, the urban stroller lost in a labyrinthine text – that generate a vast array of epistemological and ontological uncertainties. Analysing the works of a wide variety of authors, including Edgar Allan Poe, Jorge Luis Borges, and Henry James, this book is vital reading for scholars of detective fiction. [less ▲]

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See detailJinny Huh. The Arresting Eye: Race and the Anxiety of Detection
Dechene, Antoine ULiege

in Modern Fiction Studies (2018), 64(1), 180-182

The Arresting Eye is a varied interdisciplinary and comparative work that examines a wide set of cultural productions—from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day—in which the act of racial passing ... [more ▼]

The Arresting Eye is a varied interdisciplinary and comparative work that examines a wide set of cultural productions—from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day—in which the act of racial passing is intrinsically linked to the anxiety of detection, a type of narrative that the author generically defines as "race detection" (6). The discernment or acknowledgment of race, but also its misperception, is a process that creates anxiety both on the part of the detected and the detector, or detective. Huh's argument consists in applying the concept of ratiocinative detection introduced by Edgar Allan Poe and developed by Arthur Conan Doyle to a postcolonial reading of texts that question one's ability and authority to detect and expose a person's race. By relating detective fiction and passing narratives, The Arresting Eye aims to explore how "race, visible or invisible, provokes unease" (4). [less ▲]

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See detailL'Oeil de la mouche d'André-Joseph Dubois
Dechene, Antoine ULiege

in Deux siècles au service des sciences humains: contributions de l'Université de Liège (1817-2017) (2018)

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See detailThe American Metacognitive Mystery Tale
Dechene, Antoine ULiege

Conference (2017, March)

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See detailCrime Fiction as World Literature
Dechene, Antoine ULiege

in Recherche Littéraire (2017)

Crime Fiction as World Literature offers an insightful comparative study acknowledging that "Crime fiction is certainly one of the most widespread of all literary genres" (2). Composed of no less than ... [more ▼]

Crime Fiction as World Literature offers an insightful comparative study acknowledging that "Crime fiction is certainly one of the most widespread of all literary genres" (2). Composed of no less than twenty essays, organized in four different sections—"Global and Local," "Market Mechanisms," "Translating Crime," "Holmes Away from Home"—the volume embraces a wide range of topics related to the reading of crime fiction as world literature. [less ▲]

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See detail'Unreadable' Texts: From the Metaphysical Detective Story to the Metacognitive Mystery Tale
Dechene, Antoine ULiege

Doctoral thesis (2016)

This dissertation aims at establishing the genealogy of a literary genre called the metacognitive mystery tale. Its main goal is to delineate a corpus of texts presenting "unreadable" mysteries which ... [more ▼]

This dissertation aims at establishing the genealogy of a literary genre called the metacognitive mystery tale. Its main goal is to delineate a corpus of texts presenting "unreadable" mysteries which, under the deceptively monolithic appearance of subverting "traditional" detective story conventions, offer a multiplicity of motifs – the overwhelming presence of chance, the unfulfilled quest for knowledge, the urban stroller lost in a labyrinthine text – that generate a vast array of epistemological and ontological uncertainties explored by the genre. The selected corpus, composed of some of the genre's most emblematic avatars as well as of less usual suspects, accounts for the specificity and heterogeneity of authors who, in different but related ways, have addressed a certain number of issues underlying the acquisition of knowledge. Following three major intertextual matrices based on the concepts of the "unreadable" city, the "dark" grotesque and the sublime, respectively, this project brings together texts by writers as diverse as Percy Bysshe Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Henry James, Horacio Quiroga, Jorge Luis Borges, Franz Kafka, Samuel Beckett, Paul Auster, Iain Sinclair and Roberto Bolaño under the banner of the metacognitive mystery tale. This approach represents an opportunity to gather canonical and barely academically studied works and provide new perspectives on stories dealing with the darker, more anxious aspects of investigations led by defective sleuths. [less ▲]

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See detail“Monsieur Pain o cuando el grotesco y lo sublime se invitan en la novela policiaca”
Dechene, Antoine ULiege

in Reescrituras del imaginario policiaco en la narrativa hispánica contemporánea (Roberto Bolaño, Eugenio Fuentes et alii) (2016)

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See detailLe thriller métaphysique d’Edgar Allan Poe à nos jours
Delville, Michel ULiege; Dechene, Antoine ULiege

Book published by Presses Universitaires de Liège (2016)

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See detailAndré-Joseph Dubois, L'Oeil de la mouche
Dechene, Antoine ULiege

Article for general public (2016)

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See detailNathaniel Hawthorne, Wakefield
Dechene, Antoine ULiege

Article for general public (2016)

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