Dechene, A. (in press). "And he adjusted himself to them not falling:" A Reading of Oracle Night as a Metacognitive Mystery Tal. Revue LISA: Littératures, Histoire des Idées, Images, Sociétés du Monde Anglophone.
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Dechene, A. (in press). The Cowboy and the Detective: The Case of Craig Johnson. Clues: A Journal of Detection.
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This essay focuses on Craig Johnson's charismatic protagonist: Walt Longmire, the County Sheriff of Absaroka, Wyoming. A cowboy-detective par excellence, Longmire embodies the interrelationship between the ...
Dechene, A. (in press). Detective Storyworlds: Longmire, True Detective, and La trêve. Crime Fiction Studies.
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This paper addresses one question: What makes detective series popular today? In the past, scholars have responded that the genre is mainly focused on plot, to the point of becoming a narrative prototype. This ...
Dechene, A. (2019). "But the Cold World Shall Not Know:" A Reading of Shelley's "Julian and Maddalo" as a Detective Stor. Clues: A Journal of Detection, 37(1).
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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 ...
Dechene, A. (2019). Detective Storyworlds. Paper presented at ALA Conference, Boston, USA.
Dechene, A. (2019). Why Do You Keep Watching? A Reflection on Contemporary Detective Series. Paper presented at Project Narrative Visiting Scholar Lectures, Columbus, USA.
Dechene, A., & Dumont, A. (2019). Pannes métaphysiques: le roman policier chez Belletto et Jaenada. Crossways Journal.
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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 ...
Dechene, A., & Dupont, B. (Eds.). (2019). Crises. MethIS: Méthodes et Interdisciplinarité en Sciences Humaines, 6.
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« Crises » fut 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 ...
Dechene, A., & Dupont, B. (2019). Crises singulières, crise plurielle : Un concept, son évolution et son potentiel pour les sciences humaines. MethIS: Méthodes et Interdisciplinarité en Sciences Humaines, 6.
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« Crises » fut 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 ...
Dechene, A. (2018, November). Sublime Gaps: The Absence of Closure in the Metaphysical Detective Story. Sillages critiques.
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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 ...
Dechene, A. (2018, October 04). Detecting the American West: The Case of Craig Johnson. Paper presented at Midwest Popular Culture Association and Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference, Indianapolis, USA.
Dechene, A., & Di Gregorio, L. (2018, February). "Knock it off with the mystical horseshit:" Detection in the American West. Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism.
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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 ...
Dechene, A. (2018). Detective Fiction and the Problem of Knowledge: Perspectives on the Metacognitive Mystery Tale. Palgrave Macmillan.
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 ...
Dechene, A. (2018). Driving for Clues: Detective Fiction in the American West. Paper presented at MAPACA 29th Annual Conference, Baltimore, USA.
Dechene, A. (2018). Jinny Huh. The Arresting Eye: Race and the Anxiety of Detection. Modern Fiction Studies, 64(1), 180-182.
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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 ...
Dechene, A. (2018). L'Oeil de la mouche d'André-Joseph Dubois. Deux siècles au service des sciences humains: contributions de l'Université de Liège (1817-2017).
Dechene, A. (2018). 'Seul en Enfer: Urban Detection in René Belletto’s Eclipse. Paper presented at Crime and the City: One-Day Symposium, Londres, Angleterre.
Dechene, A., & Dumont, A. (2018). Pannes métaphysiques: le roman policier chez Belletto et Jaenada. Paper presented at Le Coup de la panne. Ratés et dysfonctionnements textuels, Perpignan, France.
Dechene, A. (2017, April). Serial Detectives: Closure and Serialization in the 'Traditional' and 'Metacognitive' Detective Story. Paper presented at Transmedial Narratives: Theory and Interpretation, Columbus, USA.
Dechene, A. (2017, March). The American Metacognitive Mystery Tale. Paper presented at Criminal America: Reading, Studying and Teaching American Crime Fiction, Chicago, USA.
Dechene, A. (2017). Crime Fiction as World Literature. Recherche Littéraire.
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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 ...
Dechene, A. (2016). 'Unreadable' Texts: From the Metaphysical Detective Story to the Metacognitive Mystery Tale. Unpublished doctoral thesis, Université de Liège, ​Liège, ​​Belgique.
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 ...
Dechene, A. (2016, November 18). "Detecting Titles: A Suspicious Approach to Paratextuality in Detective Stories and Metacognitive Mystery Tales". Paper presented at "Intermediality/Paratextuality: An International Conference", Louvain / Liège, Belgique.
Dechene, A. (2016). “Monsieur Pain o cuando el grotesco y lo sublime se invitan en la novela policiaca”. Reescrituras del imaginario policiaco en la narrativa hispánica contemporánea (Roberto Bolaño, Eugenio Fuentes et alii). Mulhouse, France: ILLE.
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Dechene, A. (2016). André-Joseph Dubois, L'Oeil de la mouche. Culture, le Magazine Culturel de l'Université de Liège.
Dechene, A. (2016). Du roman policier métaphysique au récit à mystère métacognitif. Le thriller métaphysique d'Edgar Allan Poe à nos jours. Presses universitaires de Liège.
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Dechene, A. (2016). Nathaniel Hawthorne, Wakefield. Culture, le Magazine Culturel de l'Université de Liège.
Delville, M., & Dechene, A. (2016). Introduction. In M., Delville & A., Dechene (Eds.), Le thriller métaphysique d'Edgar Allan Poe à nos jours. PULg.
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Delville, M., & Dechene, A. (Eds.). (2016). Le thriller métaphysique d’Edgar Allan Poe à nos jours. Presses Universitaires de Liège.
Ce livre s’attache à décrire un avatar singulier du roman policier d’Edgar Allan Poe à nos jours. Il en illustre la capacité d’intégrer des enjeux et considérations qui dépassent les méthodes et ambitions ...
Dechene, A. (2015, June). “Elements of the Sublime (and the Grotesque) in Crime Fiction”. Paper presented at 14. “Captivating Criminality: Crime Fiction, Traditions and Transgressions”, Bath, Angleterre.
Dechene, A. (2015, June). “Sublime Gaps: the Absence of Closure in the Metaphysical Detective Story”. Paper presented at “Unsettling endings in English-language fiction”, Paris, France.
Dechene, A. (2015). “‘Anywhere Out of This World:’ Cognition, Perversion and Arbitrariness in Paul Auster’s Metaphysical Detective Stories”. Time, Narrative, and Imagination: Essays on Paul Auster. Gdansk, Pologne: Gdansk University Press.
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Dechene, A. (2015). Franz Bartelt, Le fémur de Rimbaud. Culture, le Magazine Culturel de l'Université de Liège.
Dechene, A. (2015). Rapport annuel doctorat 2014-2015. Université de Liège.
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Dechene, A. (2015). Roberto Bolaño, Monsieur Pain. Culture, le Magazine Culturel de l'Université de Liège.
Dechene, A. (2015). Le roman policier métaphysique d’Edgar Allan Poe à Alain Robbe-Grillet. Culture, le Magazine Culturel de l'Université de Liège.
Dechene, A. (2015). “Roman policier métaphysique et récit de l’échec". In L., Curreri & D., Bajomée (Eds.), Pour un récit de l'échec / Per un racconto dello scacco (pp. 76-81). Cuneo, Italie: Nerosubianco.
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Dechene, A. (2014, November 09). « Roman policier métaphysique et récit de l’échec ». Paper presented at 11. Pour un récit de l'échec / Per un racconto dello scacco
 Simenon et Sciascia vingt-cinq ans après / Simenon e Sciascia venticinque anni dopo, Liège, Belgique.
Dechene, A. (2014, October 24). “Metacognitive Mystery Tales at The Ohio State University”. Paper presented at Visiting scholar presentation, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Dechêne, A. (2014, May). Three North American Mystery Tales. Paper presented at The 15th Maple Leaf and Eagle Conference: "North America in the World & the World in North America", Helsinki, Finland.
Dechêne, A. (2014, April). Meta-Cognitive Mystery Tales. Paper presented at BLASA's Sixth Graduate Students Conference, Brussels, Belgium.
Dechene, A. (2014). “Obsessive Quests: From Metaphysical Detective Stories to Metacognitive Mystery Tales”. Paper presented at Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) -- 25th Annual Conference, Baltimore, USA.
Dechêne, A. (2014). Philippe Djian, "Oh...". Culture, le Magazine Culturel de l'Université de Liège.
Dechêne, A. (2014). Philippe Jaenada, Sulak. Culture, le Magazine Culturel de l'Université de Liège.
Dechêne, A. (2014). René Belleto, L'Enfer. Culture, le Magazine Culturel de l'Université de Liège.
Dechêne, A. (2013, November). Le double et son ombre: le je(u) autofictionnel de The Alcoholic. Culture, le Magazine Culturel de l'Université de Liège.
Dechêne, A. (2013, September). Monsieur Pain: A Metaphysical Detective Story? Paper presented at The CIPA 7th International Conference with the support of Belspo: "The Metaphysical Thriller / Le thriller métaphysique", Liège, Belgium.
Dechene, A. (2013, September). The Search for Meaning in the Postmodern World. Paper presented at Retold, Resold, Transformed: Crime Fiction in the Modern Era, Leeds, United Kingdom.
Dechêne, A. (2013, August). The Postmodern City and the Search for Meaning. Paper presented at The First International Conference of the Helsinki Literature and City Network (HLCN): "City Peripheries / Peripheral Cities", Helsinki, Finland.
Dechêne, A. (2013, June). David Thomas, La patience des buffles sous la pluie. Culture, le Magazine Culturel de l'Université de Liège.
Dechene, A. (2013, June). Masculine Identities in the Metaphysical Detective Story: The Case of Paul Auster. Paper presented at The 5th Interdisciplinary Conference of the Crime Genre Research Network: "Gender and Sexuality in the Crime Genre", Galway, Ireland.
Dechêne, A. (2013, June). Paul Auster, The New York Trilogy. Culture, le Magazine Culturel de l'Université de Liège.
Dechêne, A. (2013, June). Percival Everett, Montée aux enfers. Culture, le Magazine Culturel de l'Université de Liège.
Dechêne, A. (2013, May). (Re-)Considering the Metaphysical Detective Story: The Case of Paul Auster. Paper presented at The 23rd Biennial Conference of the Nordic Association for American Studies, Karlstad, Sweden.
Dechêne, A. (2013, May). The Search for Meaning in the Metaphysical Detective Story. Paper presented at Literary Texts: The Power and the Possible, Reims, France.
Dechêne, A. (2013, May). Winter Journal by Paul Auster. Culture, le Magazine Culturel de l'Université de Liège.
Dechêne, A. (2012, June). Agnès Dumont, J'ai fait mieux depuis. Culture, le Magazine Culturel de l'Université de Liège.
Dechêne, A. (2012, June). Antonio Muñoz Molina, Fenêtres de Manhattan. Culture, le Magazine Culturel de l'Université de Liège.
Dechêne, A. (2011, February). Juan Ramon Jiménez: vie et oeuvre d'un Prix Nobel. Culture, le Magazine Culturel de l'Université de Liège.