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Andrew Pepper

Dr Andrew Pepper

Senior Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 3234

For media contact email comms.office@qub.ac.uk
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Interests

My research and teaching interests lie mainly in the areas of twentieth-century U.S literature and crime fiction. I am also the author of five crime novels set in London between the 1820s and 1840s including The Last Days of Newgate (2006), The Detective Branch (2010) and Bloody Winter (2011). I am currently working on a book exploring the relationship between crime writing in Britain, France and the United States and the consolidation of the modern state.

Particulars

I am the author of The Contemporary American Crime Novel (Edinbugh, 2000) and co-author of American History and Contemporary Hollywood Film (Edinburgh, 2005). I have written five historical crime novels set in London in the 1820, 1830s and 1840s including The Last Days of Newgate (2006), The Detective Branch (2010) and Bloody Winter (2011) all published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson. I am currently working on a book to be called Unwilling Executioner: Crime Writing and the State.

Research Statement

My current research explores the relationship between crime writing in Britain and the U.S and the state from the eighteenth-century to the contemporary era.

I could supervise doctoral students interested in working in the following areas or fields: twentieth-century U.S literature, British and U.S crime fiction/films, American cultural studies.

Teaching

I co-convene and teach on our second year module, Introduction to American Writing. My third year option, Contemporary U.S. Crime Fiction: The Police, the State, the Globe, runs in the second semester and will focus on novelists like Dennis Lehane, Chester Himes, David Peace and Don Winslow and films/TV series like The Wire and Traffic. At MA level, as well as contributing to the 'core' provisions, I offer an 'elective' module called Contemporary American Fiction where novelist studied in the past have included Doctorow, Delillo, Phillips, Franzen, McCarthy and Walker.

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