Sabine Vanacker

Dr Sabine Vanacker

Senior Lecturer/ Assessments Co-ordinator, English / Exchange Students Co-ordinator, English

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • Department of English and American Studies

Summary

Sabine Vanacker's interests centre on writing and gender in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries (Jean Rhys, Gertrude Stein, Virginia Woolf, Dorothy Richardson, Jake Arnott, Leila Aboulela). Her main research focus, however, is crime fiction, both classical and hardboiled, and topics such as feminist crime writing, the concept of genre and the phenomenon of series writing. She has written on Dorothy L. Sayers and published on Agatha Christie, John Le Carré, P.D. James, Arthur Conan Doyle and Sara Paretsky. She is currently preparing a monograph on P.D. James's classical detective series about an introspective, melancholic policeman, Adam Dalgliesh.

Undergraduate

Undergraduate - Crime Fiction: Reading the Body, Reading the Signs (module convener) - Literature Lab (module convener) - Written on the Body: Rethinking Gender and Sexuality (module convener) - British and American Modernism - Research Creativity and Engagement Postgraduate - Gender in Popular Literature (module convener)

Book Chapter

Denise Mina’s Garnethill trilogy: Feminist crime fiction at the millennium

Vanacker, S. (2016). Denise Mina’s Garnethill trilogy: Feminist crime fiction at the millennium. In K. Gelder (Ed.), New directions in popular fiction: Genre, distribution, reproduction, 223-238. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-52346-4_11

Culpa y Culpabilidad en los Personajes Femeninos de Agatha Christie (Guilt and Culpability in Christie's Women)

Vanacker, S. (2011). Culpa y Culpabilidad en los Personajes Femeninos de Agatha Christie (Guilt and Culpability in Christie's Women). Las damas negras: novela policiaca escrita por mujeres, 41 - 68. Editorial Fundamentos

Sherlock's progress through history: feminist revisions of Holmes

Vanacker, S. (2013). Sherlock's progress through history: feminist revisions of Holmes. Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle: multi-media afterlives, 93 - 108. Palgrave

Double Dutch: image and identity in Dutch and Flemish crime fiction

Vanacker, S. (2009). Double Dutch: image and identity in Dutch and Flemish crime fiction. Investigating identities : questions of identity in contemporary international crime fiction, 215 - 228. Rodopi

Journal Article

The Family Plot in Recent Novels by P.D. James and Reginald Hill

Vanacker, S. (2008). The Family Plot in Recent Novels by P.D. James and Reginald Hill. Critical Survey, 20(1), 17 - 28. doi:10.3167/cs.2008.200103

Postgraduate supervision

Crime fiction, popular fiction, modern and contemporary literature, women's writing, the literature of migration. Completed PhDs - Arvanitaki, Eirini, Gender in 21st-Century Popular Romance Fiction (2017) - Desforges, Kate, Burdekin's Utopian Visions: A Study of Four Interwar Texts (2016) - Louwerse, Henriëtte, Homeless Entertainments: An Interpretation of Hafid Bouazza's Literary Writing (2007) Current PhD supervisions - Zoelman, Maaike, Interpreting Imagined Societies: The Interrelation of Memory and Ageing in Twenty-first-century Young Adult Dystopian Worlds - Khorikian, Anousch, Investigating Investigators: Postfeminism in British Crime Series of a Post-television Decade (2001-2011) - Su, Jinglong, A S Byatt