Rape in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy and Beyond

Contemporary Scandinavian and Anglophone Crime Fiction

  • Berit Åström
  • Katarina Gregersdotter
  • Tanya Horeck

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Tanya Horeck, Katarina Gregersdotter, Berit Åström
      Pages 1-18
  3. Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy: Opening up the Debate

  4. Dismembered Bodies, Wounded States: Gender Politics in the Millennium Trilogy and Beyond

  5. Rewriting Scripts: Language, Gender, and Violence in Contemporary Crime Fiction

  6. Ethics, Violence, and Adaptation

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 215-219

About this book


Focusing on the sexualized violence of Stieg Larsson's bestselling Millennium trilogy – including the novels, Swedish film adaptations, and Hollywood blockbusters – this collection of essays puts Larsson's work into dialogue with Scandinavian and Anglophone crime novels by writers including Jo Nesbø, Håkan Nesser, Mo Hayder and Val McDermid.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Berit Åström
    • 1
  • Katarina Gregersdotter
    • 1
  • Tanya Horeck
    • 2
  1. 1.Umeå UniversitySweden
  2. 2.Anglia Ruskin UniversityUK

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