The Golden Age of Crime

The Golden Age of Crime

A 2-day international conference at the University of Chester 3rd – 4th April 2020

The Golden Age of crime fiction, roughly defined as puzzle-based mystery fiction produced between the First and Second World Wars, is enjoying a renaissance both in the literary marketplace and in scholarship. This conference intervenes in emerging academic debates to define and negotiate the boundaries of Golden Age scholarship.

As well as interrogating the staples of ‘Golden Age’ crime (the work of Agatha Christie and/or Ellery Queen, the puzzle format, comparisons to ‘the psychological turn’), this conference will look at under-explored elements of the publishing phenomenon.

Booking information

Full-price delegate £90*

Concession (ECR, student, unemployed) £75*

Sumner House student accommodation £30 per night - All rooms have a double bed and are ensuite. Bedlinen, towels, complimentary toiletries and in-room refreshments are provided. Check-in from 14:00 hours; check-out by 09:30 hours on your day of departure.

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1-night accommodation booking is for Friday 3rd April
2-night accommodation booking is Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd April
3-night accommodation booking is for Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th

* This includes lunch and refreshments on both days.

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