Introduction to Domestic Noir

  • Laura Joyce
Part of the Crime Files book series (CF)


When Henry and I began to discuss the viability of a collection on the crime subgenre known as domestic noir, we had no idea that a few short months later the whole world would feel like a more sinister, violent place. A place that felt closer than ever to Margaret Atwood’s Gilead. Fiction has always functioned in part to reveal and critique contemporaneous cultural anxieties, and fiction that deals with domestic, intimate, and sexual violence, that deals with a lack of recourse for victims, and that asks questions about the safety, rights, and freedoms of those most vulnerable in society is having a moment.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laura Joyce
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  1. 1.University of East AngliaNorwichUK

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